Brewing up a pot of cabbage soup for dinner tonight. Found a 16 oz package of thick cut major label bacon in the meat keeper of the refrigerator. Only problem is the use by date on the package is May, 2012. Package had never been opened. No mold or slime when I handled the bacon. Baked in the oven for about an hour and ten minutes at 310 degrees. No smell (except bacon) as it baked.
Can I take a chance that throwing it in the soup WILL NOT poison my family? Or should I just toss it into the garbage.
BTW...Dinner is about two hours away.