I got in this discussion somtime last year and received lot's of feedback
to the negative.
I keep my mayo refrigerated but I use it cooking.
I challenge you guys to try this...
Take a couple of Johnsonville Brats and smear mayo all over one of them.
Put them in the smoker / cooker and cook as usual.
You won't believe the difference and the juicy taste of the mayo covered
brat. It will amaze you.
I have also used mayo when smoking single turkey breasts and they come
out very moist.
I have done this for years and I never got sick from it.
This is just my 2 cents..... Not intended to start a disagreement.