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Food Safety

Safety first! Ask Chowhounds for advice on all kinds of food safety questions, like refrigeration, meat storage, and more.

Air-drying a whole chicken in the refrigerator: safe or not?

by AngeloSc 2 days ago

Hi guys, I am following Thomas Keller's recipe for roast chicken, where he suggests to air-dry the chicken in the ...


fourunder commented 2 days ago

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Coconut Milk Powder

by teajoygreye 10 days ago

How long does it last after opening?

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

This morning's announcement from the Centers for Disease Control: "CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any...


therealdoctorlew commented 15 days ago

Safety of broth in a thermos

by GiddyUpGo 22 days ago

My husband and I made a turkey last night, and are making another one today. Last night around 10pm we finished the f...


GiddyUpGo commented 19 days ago

Can sausage balls be left unrefrigerated? [Split from Nik Sharma post]

by vmartin5219 23 days ago

There's a discussion about whether or not sausage balls, made with Bisquick, can be left out at room temperature or n...


Querencia commented 21 days ago

Question About Food Safety and Utensils

by ilikefajitas 2 years ago

I didn't cook much when I had to have a food safety course when I worked in a restaurant (50% off for FOH staff will ...


Shadmin commented 21 days ago

Yuck...I'm being waited on by a sick server!

by Beach Chick 10 years ago

I just refused service from a server who was sneezing and her nose was running and she was taking her arm to catch th...


LHatchet21 commented 21 days ago

Thawing frozen meat in hot water

by Mojave 6 years ago

I've heard that thawing frozen meat in hot water is a bad idea, and my husband always freaks out when I do it, like h...


GH1618 commented 22 days ago

Doctors Recommend Donuts as Safe Alternative to Romaine Lettuce

by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

" . . . Instead doctors suggest substituting donuts for romaine. Safe varieties include jelly-filled, custard, glazed...


MikeG commented 22 days ago

How long can a thawed turkey sit in the fridge?

by jnk 6 years ago

The title says it all. I ended up with a turkey that couldn't be donated. It went into the fridge frozen on Wednesday...


acgold7 commented 22 days ago

Left out overnight

by dacog1020 5 years ago

I cooked collard greens and ham hocks in a crock pot for several hours. WE had some leftover and I was going to free...


Harters commented 23 days ago

Help! Did I ruin Thanksgiving? Is my fresh turkey safe?

by BettyCrochety 24 days ago

I just picked up my local farm-raised fresh turkey for Thanksgiving a few hours ago. Beautiful, almost 16lbs. The t...


BettyCrochety commented 24 days ago


by nnortham 24 days ago

I bought a turkey on the 16th of November that was already thawed. I took it home and put it in my fridge. My fridge ...


acgold7 commented 24 days ago

How long will sealed beancurd last?

by Howard_2 28 days ago

I just opened a package of firm bean curd that had an expiration date of June 15. It was still sealed, and looked an...


Howard_2 commented 27 days ago

Turkey thawed in fridge 8 days...ok to use?

by shao57 9 years ago

First post. I apologize in advance if I screwed up. I did a search and didn't find anything like this on the boards, ...


acgold7 commented 1 month ago

Wet towel covering clams froze

by squirreljam1 1 month ago

I bought some fresh clams last night around 9 at Whole Foods and put them in a colander with a damp towel on top and ...


squirreljam1 commented 1 month ago

Need Help with Expiration of WestSoy Organic Soymilk in Carton please!

by OliveYou2 1 month ago

Not sure where to post this, but have a question regarding WestSoy Organic Unsweetened Plain Soymilk in the carton. I...


meatn3 commented 1 month ago

Remy Martin XO

by ValentinoA 2 months ago

I was given a Remy Martin XO. Their is an add label on the side that said not for human consumption... what does that...


kimfair1 commented 2 months ago

how long does stock keep in the frig?

by mschow 10 years ago

I made some homemade chicken stock 2 weeks ago and have not used it all up. It's been refrigerated and kept in a cer...


dragonflii commented 2 months ago

Meat Thermometers

by 19Nanasue47 2 months ago

What is the best instant read meat thermometer?


PSRaT commented 2 months ago