Sometimes, it’s better to not do it yourself.
That’s been deemed the case for one bride, who horrified social media users with a photo taken on the third day of her wedding food preparation, which showed 30 pounds (approx. 13.6 kilograms) of pasta salad being prepared in a giant children’s inflatable pool.
Needless to say, there’s been some concern for her guests’ health.
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A concerned Facebook friend shared this bride’s ‘dangerous’ wedding food preparation hack. (Reddit)
The bride shared the photo of pasta, olives, cherry tomatoes, salami and cheese swimming in a blue paddling pool to her Facebook page, writing, “Wedding food prep day three… 30 lbs of pasta salad ✔ (Yes, that’s an inflatable pool 🤣🤣🤣).”
A screenshot of her post taken by one of the bride’s Facebook friends was then shared to Reddit’s r/weddingshaming community, members of which were not impressed by the bride’s wedding hack.
“I don’t even want to know what the mains are being served in,” one user wrote.
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“I am so confused and concerned that this is day 3 and the pasta is in this container that cannot be refrigerated…. if this is not the wedding day they are going to be serving pasta that has been sitting out in this container for at least a day??” one user wrote.
“What stuff was made on days 1 and 2 and how was it stored?! No wedding favour quite like food poisoning I guess.”
“Day three…so presumably the wedding is still some days away. They’re going to literally kill guests with unrefrigerated pasta salad. Bacillus cereus is no joke!” another worried group member wrote.
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Many social media users were concerned at the bride’s food habit, with some saying the photo should be spread to her Facebook friends to discourage them from attending. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
“I feel at this point I would definitely dox them and send this image to people on their friends list to tell them to pass this info along. This could honestly kill people,” another user wrote.
Another user warned: “How long will it sit in that [pool]?? Pasta can kill you once it grows bacteria! Never eat old pasta!”
Bacillus cereus is a bacterium commonly found in soil, food, and marine sponges, and is the common toxin behind food poisoning.
Per Food Standards Australia New Zealand, it’s a “spore-forming bacterium that produces toxins that cause vomiting or diarrhoea”.
While fatalities from bacillus cereus are rare, it doesn’t mean they are unlikely – and scientists as a result recommend not eating pasta or rice that’s days old as a result.
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