Food Safety

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

Check Your Chicken Products to See If They're Affected by the Recent Listeria Recall

Here's what you need to know about the recent chicken recall affecting products from several stores, including Trader Joe's, Kroger, ALDI, and more. A recall of ready-to-eat chicken products from Georgia...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

by seefoo 12 days ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Cranberry opened and unrefrigerated

by michaeljc70 11 days ago

So, I am going to be staying somewhere without a fridge. I like cranberry (vodka helps too). My question is, how long will the cranberry (Ocean Spray, not refrigerated when I bought it) last wit...

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 13 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 are dead and others are alive and when I rinse my rice they float to the surfac...

Salmon & Shrimp Cakes

by Meeskeit 18 days ago

I've made a mixture of cooked salmon and cooked shrimp with vegetables, Mayo, Bay Seasoning, lemon etc but can't complete the cooking tonight. (I haven't added the Panko yet.) Will this mixture be ...

Tomatoes good or bad?

by amandarose23 1 month ago

So I had tomatoes (plum I believe - but slightly larger maybe?) on my counter in the store plastics bag for 5 days. I totally forgot that my husband got them. When I opened them they seemed totally...

Crumbly Sausage

by Hefeweizen1 1 month ago

Recently started getting into making my own sausage and went in there without the elaborate research. Get nothing but crumbly, dry sausage. Appears that I did not have the meat cold enough? Ques...

New business

by vrossi 2 years ago

Hello everyone, I have decided to design an app to keep inventory of the food in your fridge and know exactly when it's going to expire (with a notification). This app will also suggest recipes wi...

Another Cook it or Toss it Post

by JerkPork 2 months ago

I know in theory it is supposed to be tossed but what does everyone else do? Took out a vacuum sealed 1lb frozen pack of ground beef put it on the counter at about 9PM with the intention of stickin...

Toss or Eat?

by amlyharo 1 month ago

I just realized this turkey has a used by date from a week ago. It's fully cooked, sealed and under constant refrigeration. Would you toss or eat it?

Must you really defrost shrimps?

by borisabrams 1 month ago

Hi there, Often I find myself thinking about tossing a few shrimp into a pot of soup at the end of cooking, just to up the protein. I dont expect it to be fantastic shrimps but with small shrim...

What’s wrong with these greens?!

by borisabrams 2 months ago

Hey! So I have been buying salads which have been triple washed just lunches lately. I have been storing it in the fridge at the bottom and the fridge is cold! Lately these greens have been ...

Do pregnant Japanese women eat sushi?

by iheartcooking 4 years ago

After searching this boards it seems that even among Hounds, the taboo against eating sushi while pregnant is strongly held. And please dont tell me to suck it up because it's only nine months. ...

Reboiling boiled eggs

by TroyTempest 2 months ago

Asking for my girlfriend. "I hard boiled 6 eggs yesterday, and when I opened one this morning, it clearly wasn't cooked all the way. Can I boil these eggs some more, or do I have to throw them away?"

Chili Marinade - Best Before

by JerkPork 3 months ago

How long does this keep for? Ingredients as follows; Olive Oil Lemon juice Garlic Paprika Red chilies Oregano Wine I've had it in the fridge for probably 4-6 weeks. Is it safe? Plus ...

Sous Vide Ribs

by thejester 3 months ago

I had some vacuum sealed ribs in Sous vide somebody came by and unplugged it and didnt take the meat out so it sat in the water bath over night. Its vacuum sealed but I know it went through the tem...

Left cheese out overnight; unsafe?

by aynrandgirl 11 years ago

I accidentally left some still factory-sealed cheese on the counter overnight rather than putting it in the refrigerator like I'm supposed to. Is it now unsafe to eat?

Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Of the 130 brands tested by Consumer Reports, six that had 3 ppb (the maximum amount Consumer Reports recommends for bottled water which below the Food and Drug Administration’s 10 ppb limit.) or h...

Slimy kimchi / raw milk

by Bob_B 4 months ago

I "make" my kimchi using as a starter a jar of the kimchi I buy at my farmer's market. I add veggies of many kinds and then turmeric, sea salt, pepper. Let ferment for a few days to perhaps ten. ...

Turmeric Storage / Uses

by Googie00 4 months ago

Asking for a friend... Said friend has become obsessed with turmeric, and because of this has approx 6kgs of the stuff available to harvest right now. It would be very difficult for her to use t...