Food Safety

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

A New Food Recall Affects Apples & Other Fruit Sold at Some Walmart Locations

In a development totally in keeping with 2020, another food recall has been announced. Several Country Fresh “Freshness Guaranteed” fruit products have been pulled from shelves at some Walmart stores...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Today the crab fleets in California and Oregon reached price agreement with wholesalers to start the season. Yesterday's offer from the fishers was $3.10 per pound. https://wildrivers.lostcoastoutp...

How well should the steak be cooked?

by weicao1983 22 days ago

If you have not cooked steak, will you get liver hydatid disease if you eat it?

Capitol food service operations?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Amid the horror of Wednesday's violent siege of the Capitol and flipping between live newscasts and social media, I recall an interview with one Congresswoman where she mentioned receiving a box lu...


Where are you on Synthetic/Cultured Chicken?

by kySafran 6 days ago

The first company has been licenced to sell synthetic/cultured chicken to be eaten by the public. I've been reading about this in science fiction books since I was a child. Humanities food probl...

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

by violetglitter 10 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, and naturally, fell asleep. I put it in the fridge this morning around 8am. Is...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

Do pregnant Japanese women eat sushi?

by iheartcooking 6 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. ...

Cranberry Sauce

by work2eat 29 days ago

Is there anyway that cranberry sauce that's been in an airtight container in the fridge since Thanksgiving is still OK to eat??

What would you do? They asked me if I'd eat turkey left out at room temp all night. I said I will absolutely not eat any due to the risk of dying.

by sixstringkevin 1 month ago

I see discussions every year about cooked turkey left out overnight, and a lot of people think it might be OK, if they never heard of anyone who died from it. Q. WHAT KIND OF INFECTION DO YO...

Is it possible that refridgerated homemade turkey stock is good after 2 weeks?

by jnk 1 month ago

The container hasn't been opened since I made it. Doesn't taste off or smell. What do you think? Thanks

Is my canning recipe safe?

by Katie17050 1 month ago

I just canned 24 jars of marinara sauce as Christmas gifts, but now I'm questioning my recipe. After reading more, I'm seeing that I should have added a little citric acid or bottled lemon juice to...

Mousseline issues

by GTJ 2 months ago

I have been researching how to make different terrines and patés. I have never made a mousseline and I have some reservations because of the issue of eating raw meat. For example, could it be consi...

Raw Egg Safety? [Split from Cookware community]

by eugenep 1 month ago

I was planning to make a raw-egg chocolate mouse and I make mayonnaise from scratch regularly. I use only organic eggs but I wonder if its safe?

"Small Data, Big Implications"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . On the one hand, these studies confirm how hard it is to make indoor dining safe,since masks cannot be worn while eating. Airborne transmission is not only possible while dining, it is poss...

Flying bug in my Mexican dried chilies

by Clark77 2 months ago

I purchased a variety of dried chilis at a local mexican market recently. They are not packaged but are displayed uncovered in very large baskets. (looks beautiful but..maybe asking for trouble). I...

Fresh Turkey for Thanksgiving - How Long in Frig?

by eldogg 2 months ago

I went to Whole Foods today (Nov 11). They have fresh whole turkeys. But they are dated "Sell of Freeze by Nov 30". This is almost 19 days. How can this be? When I googled this, many sites say not ...

Lights out and darkness prevails or game on for Halloween?

by mushroomaffairs 3 months ago

I don't know what to do for Halloween, if there will be trick-or-treating on my street or not, my city recently advised against it but I was talking with a few of of the nabes and they are planning...

Frozen tomatoes

by Tramlaw2018 3 months ago

I froze tomatoes and boiled them and took off the skin and stermcord and placed in freezer bags. I was cleaning out the freezer now a few weeks later to make room for everything I left a larger bag...

Just Eat It: Documentary & Panel Discussion, 10/16

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Please join the Office of Sustainability at the University of California, Merced for a panel discussion with producer Jen Rustemeyer from the documentary film, 'Just Eat It'. The event will be hel...