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Help! Unused but opened boxed chicken broth. How long in the fridge is it good for?

Peej101 | Mar 28, 2015 04:37 PM

So I made a silly mistake. I bought a bunch of lamb and veggies to make a slow cooker stew with chicken broth. I dumped it all in the slow cooker but inadvertently used an older box of organic Pacific chicken broth. I had opened the box about three weeks ago but then put it right into the fridge without actually using it. It's good until September but says to use within 7 days of opening. It has one of those small twist off caps that has been on this entire time.

After 20 minutes of cooking in the slow cooker, I realized this and dumped all of the broth out, washed out the cooker and rinsed all the meat and veggies under warm water to remove any traces of the broth. Then I put it all back in with the new broth to start cooking again.

What do you all think? Still safe to eat? Would be a shame to waste all that money and time and hopefully what I've done caught it early enough. Or still too risky to feed to the family? I suppose I could eat it the first night myself and see if everything Still feels okay tomorrow morning.

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