Fred99:Cruciblewrecker: Last question.Is crumbed chicken schnitzel safe as long as it's kept refrigerated before cooking and cooked until it's piping hot and the juices are clear?
Safe, so long as the usual methods of avoiding cross-contamination when handling are adhered to. I surely wouldn't keep crumbed, sliced, minced chicken in the fridge for very long though.
But if meat/chicken smells a bit "off" or hasn't been stored correctly, cooking might not save you from food poisoning, bugs like staphylococcus produce toxins. Cooking should kill all the bugs, but may not destroy the toxins. Unlike typical campylobacter or salmonella or listeria, onset of symptoms may be very quick after consumption (1/2 hour or less to a few hours), violent puking, but hopefully rapid recovery. Better out than in they say - that applies here. I'd guess this is probably very common and under-reported - as you're feeling better without intervention - about the time that you'd otherwise really be wanting to go see a Dr, say if you had a good dose of campylobacter
Disclaimer here - I am not a Dr/Medic.
I purchased it today and it went straight into the coldest part of the fridge when i got home.