We pour it into a mug and keep it near the stove to use for cooking eggs or anything we like! Whenever we use it, we’re frying with it so I figure that the high heat would kill anything that could hurt me. Have been doing for years with no issues ?? I will note that I live in a generally cooler climate and the house is always around 15-20°C so this might work for us but not someone in a warmer climate.