Why do non-meat products have minimum temps?
I bought a package of Simply Potatoes at the grocery store and the instructions made it clear that they had to be heated to at least a specific temperature. I've also seen the same warnings on my frozen veggie meat products.
For a package of something that is supposed to be just potatoes and onions, why do I have to heat them to a minimum temperature? Are they treated with something? I can eat raw potatoes if I want to and it shouldn't cause me any health issues. I have the same question about my frozen veggie products - if it doesn't contain meat, then why must it be cooked to a minimum temperature?
When you bury "simply potatoes" they have been treated and squished around in a machine, which can bring nasty stuff into the middle of your bag.
Potatoes can bring you Bacillus cereus - which is a nasty bacteria. Many such things grow where they find nutrients, meat isn't their only option!
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