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

Freezing oysters

by Muteki 3 months ago

I bought some oysters and clams with the intent of cooking them that night. Some unexpected errands and tasks came up...


dunblak commented 24 hours ago

Are decades-old unused plastic sandwich bags/wax paper/aluminum foil still safe to use for food storage?

by abiebaby47 13 days ago

Found several opened packages, containing unused contents, dating back 15-20 years plus; the wax paper box, e.g., say...


acgold7 commented 10 days ago

pH of oil-based product

by kjbnyc 11 days ago

Using a Milwaukee Instruments food-grade pH meter, I tested the pH of Whole Foods' 365 brand roasted tomatoes, garlic...


MikeG commented 11 days ago

Frozen turkey left out for 6 hours

by Dondeestaluigi 11 months ago

So I picked up my frozen 13 lb turkey and let it sit in the car at about 45 degrees for about 3.5 hours. Then I took ...


ricepad commented 16 days ago

Food safety in jarred "ketchup"

by somervilleoldtimer 20 days ago

I am about to make a fruit "ketchup" (basically a cooked salsa) with a recipe from a relative in Montreal. Her recipe...


ricepad commented 20 days ago

Weird vanilla floaties

by baileybakes 22 days ago

Hi everyone! I know this isn’t exactly a cocktail question, but I think you cocktail makers and rum dealers may b...


baileybakes commented 22 days ago

Store bought roasted chicken - how long ok in the fridge?

by harrison 7 years ago

Anyone have a general rule of thumb on this? Ours are usually gone pretty quickly, but we have one that's been hangi...


sammartorina commented 26 days ago

Cooked chicken in crockpot on low instead of high. Help!

by GriffinClaw 7 months ago

Usually cook chicken for 3 hours on high for shredded chicken. Accidentally did it on low. Chicken was tough but not ...


DuffyH commented 29 days ago

Restaurant Reactions To Food

by frenchie22 1 month ago

Please remember to note your environment. Are you eating from a buffet? How long has that food been sitting out? Dai...


Autumm2 commented 1 month ago

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Fermented tofu — white blemishes appearing

by Ali23 1 month ago

Hi all, I have two jars of fermented tofu — one open, one closed — both of them have started to develop white blemis...

Should yogurt taste carbonated?

by wino22 11 years ago

Help, I am eating some right now and it smells fine, tastes like peach yogurt, but seems carbonated. I also noticed ...


medlar commented 1 month ago

When does cooked shrimp go bad?

by daeira 8 years ago

I feel like such a knob. I had pulled some cooked shrimp from the fridge for lunch. I thought it was shrimp from a fe...


acgold7 commented 1 month ago

Fridge 59 degrees and cooked hamburgers

by Meandher 2 months ago

Our fridge is on the brink. It is keeping 50 degrees. We stored cooked hamburgers yesterday in it and reheated today ...


treb commented 1 month ago

Tiny brown ants (very long)

by mushroomaffairs 2 months ago

I've owned my home for about 10 years now and have never had bugs in the house except stinkbugs and spiders, but neve...


mike0989 commented 1 month ago

Cooked hamburgers left out - can they be eaten?

by cackalackie 11 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...


karen77 commented 1 month ago

cooked burger - how long in fridge?

by yfoodie 13 years ago

i had a cooked hamburger (just plain ground beef burger, no egg) in the fridge for 9 days. is it ok to eat at this p...

C. Hamster

C. Hamster commented 2 months ago

PLEASE HELP! How long can cooked meat stay out for, and still be eaten?

by violetglitter 8 years ago

So I made a small pot roast last night (late - around 10 or 11pm), and took it out of the oven to cool on the counter...


JessMVK commented 2 months ago

Crabs on ice - HELP

by 78CVCC 10 years ago

Yesterday my son caught a few crabs on the coast, and brought them back in a cooler filled with ice. They were alive ...


MikeG commented 2 months ago

Chicken Breast 4 Days in the Fridge

by JerkPork 2 months ago

Subject line says it all. Toss or keep? I'm most likely tossing to be on the safe side. I had covered the plate in pl...


MikeG commented 2 months ago

White stuff in my peaches

by David Greenbaum 15 years ago

What is the white stuff inside my peaches? Sometimes it's on the pit. Sometimes it's on the pit AND on the inner wall...


I_animates commented 2 months ago