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If one is making meat, and while the meat is still raw licks his/her fingers, does s/he become Fleishigs (to wait the appropriate amount of time before eating dairy)?

Essentially if we boil (excuse the pun) the question down a bit more, does inedible meat or chicken make one Fleishigs?

(for purposes of this question, I suppose we should disregard the potential volume aspects)

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Consult a medical practitioner or dietician about the advisability of licking fingers dirty from raw chicken anyway. And, as always, CYLOR about the halachic question, rather than relying on answers here. –  msh210 Sep 22 '11 at 4:08
That is extremely dangerous, ftr. –  Seth J May 1 '12 at 1:19
@SethJ Is the edit okay? –  yydl May 1 '12 at 2:11

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Who said that raw meat is inedible? The Shulchan Aruch rules in Hilchot Shabbat that raw meat is not Muktzeh on Shabbat since there are people who eat it as a delicacy (ie Steak Tartar).

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Would you say that about chicken? –  yydl Sep 22 '11 at 16:29
See the mishna menachot 11:7 –  Double AA Jan 5 '12 at 4:44

The reasons for waiting some time after eating meat is because, a) the juices stay in ones mouth on the tongue etc., and b) strands of meat get stuck in between teeth. As such, one would have to wait after eating raw meat too.

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Maybe raw meat doesn't have the kind of juices that get stuck? –  Double AA May 8 '14 at 13:15

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