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Expired Lamb - advice?


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Expired Lamb - advice?

AndrewK512 | | Aug 2, 2009 01:40 PM

So I accidentally bought some cryovac'd lamb chops that expired July 31 ("best before/freeze before July 31"), the receipt is gone, and the nearest opportunity I will get to cook it is tomorrow.

So, I'm wondering what exactly that expiry message means, and if I cook it tomorrow will it be safe? What are the potential risks of eating it other than it tasting bad?

I know I can do a smell test or something, but I know that since it's vacuum packed it's gonna smell a bit off anyhow, and if I open it to let it air out I could be potentially reducing it's shelf life.

Any advice?

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