Years ago, I was convinced that I suffered food poisoning from spoiled milk.
At a Scout camp when I was a kid, a pallet of of individual half-pints of milk was allowed to sit out unrefrigerated for several hours until the milk had completely warmed up to room temperature. Instead of disposing of them, they were instead put back in the refrigerator.
When the milk was put out for distribution again the next day, it had no detectable bad taste or smell. That being the case, could it have sickened me? (Because after drinking the milk, I got violently ill and threw up harder than I ever had in my life.)
People who I related the story to have told me that my story is impossible. Spoiled milk, I am told, will always have a bad taste and/or smell. One person has told me that you can’t get sick from old or spoiled milk if you have a nose.
Is this true?