Food Safety

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

MLB stadiums food safety rankings

by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

" . . . This late in the baseball season, the SI rankings might be used by fans who want to avoid foodborne disease d...

BostonBestEats commented 4 days ago

Did I accidentally make cheese?

by Arlo48 12 days ago

I was making a bran muffin recipe that called for 3/4 c buttermilk, which I didn't have. I took 3/4 c fat-free milk a...

dave_c commented 10 days ago

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 11 years ago

I have a giant bag of jasmine reice I bought a few months ago and it now has these tiny little gray bugs in it. Some...


StanleyUSA commented 14 days ago

Ham: when to toss?

by tonbo0422 6 years ago

I've found a great website about food longevity (I'm afraid to post a link in case this post gets pulled, so Google "...


Savorytart commented 17 days ago

Safe to eat collards that had a worm on them?

by zarn 20 days ago

I bought two bunches of organic collards from Whole Foods and put them in the fridge for two days. Then, when I got t...


treb commented 17 days ago

Fresh Direct chicken stock

by itskim914 19 days ago

I purchased fresh direct chicken stock and it came today with an 8/23 expiration date. This has me concerned because ...

Ttrockwood commented 18 days ago

I left my African Peanut Soup out all night- still safe?

by bonedoc1 20 days ago

Made a huge pot of African Peanut Soup but left it out last night . Mainly was veggies, chickpeas, chicken broth, PB ...


acgold7 commented 19 days ago

Power Outage/Food Safety

by bustlingswan 25 days ago

Hi all. I know lots of you are northeasterners who have experienced many winter storm power outages so I'm hoping you...

Ttrockwood commented 22 days ago

How long can I wait to cook fresh dungeness crab before it goes bad?

by LSNelsons 9 years ago

We catch a lot of dungeness crab and I ussually clean it and cook it right away but I am wondering if anyone knows ju...


BuffieE commented 22 days ago

Shelf life of a cooked chicken?

by TroyTempest 8 years ago

My wife and I had an umm disagreement the other day. I had a 6 day old roasted chicken in the fridge that I was goin...


CJS1234 commented 26 days ago

Costco Ahi tuna...sushi grade?

by cleopatra999 4 years ago

I am assuming the ahi tuna at Costco is not sushi grade. I am wanting to make ahi poke, and most of the recipes call ...


ricepad commented 29 days ago

Toxic Food Combinations [moved from General Topics board]

by mielimato 11 years ago

Ever since I was a little kid, my parents have told me that eating crabs and persimmons together in the same meal is ...


julice commented 30 days ago

Why is it dangerous to eat shellfish that don't open?

by Kosmonaut 9 years ago

I know you aren't supposed to eat shellfish that don't open during cooking, but why? What's the reason behind this? ...


Dogboa commented 1 month ago

How long does opened Port last?

by Rick 11 years ago

I have a bottle of Port that is half full and last opened about 10 months ago. It smells good, but is it safe to drink?


chriswhite commented 2 months ago

Dinnerware safety--brand suggestions?

by liveforfood 9 years ago

I am in the market for some new every day dishes and I don't want to spend a fortune. But I am struck that everythin...

dcrb commented 2 months ago

Thawed Chicken Safety

by valia 2 months ago

I put frozen chicken tenderloins (that were unfrozen from grocery store) in my fridge this morning to thaw, and then ...


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

HELP! Pork Butt Roast Smells

by muimi07 2 months ago

I bought a 5+ pound cryovac'ed pork roast on Friday (June 16) with a best buy date of June 30. I took it out of the p...

hotoynoodle commented 2 months ago

Tamales still safe to eat?

by onrushpam 8 years ago

My sister brought some tamales from TX (a friend of hers made them). We forgot they were in the fridge! I know they...

C. Hamster commented 2 months ago

Cooked hamburgers left out - can they be eaten?

by cackalackie 10 years ago

We grilled out burgers yesterday and set up the buffet inside the house. When I was putting things away a few hours l...


fivebyfive commented 2 months ago

How long can I leave eggs out of the fridge?

by foodsmith 8 years ago

I left a handful of eggs out today for 2 hours to make another Genoise cake. But I realized my oven won't be free for...

hotoynoodle commented 2 months ago