I remember when CJD/mad cow disease stuff was happening my mum stopped us from eating any beef products whatsoever - was this normal for families at the time?
Also, I was due to go on a trip to London with my school and she pulled me and my brother out because the IRA bombed somewhere a month or two before. Had to lie to my schoolmates because I thought it was a really lame reason not to be able to go :(
Don't remember not being able to eat eggs when salmonella was kicking off, though I may have been a bit young to realise.
Thinking about it, my mum was pretty paranoid about stuff like this...