Food Safety

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

Oil cured olives

by brocante 1 day ago

I left a large and very expensive bag of Moroccan oil cured olives on the counter over night. the package says to ref...


brocante commented 23 hours ago

Slightly stinky chicken... Am I crazy or is it okay?

by SocksManly 9 years ago

I have to admit, I'm a procrastinator of the highest degree. I end up letting stuff sit in the refrigerator for a few...


scstlh commented 12 days ago

Shelf life of a cooked chicken?

by TroyTempest 9 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...


hotoynoodle commented 15 days ago

Is my chicken safe to eat after this crock pot flub?

by charlesherold 16 days ago

My old crock pot has a glitch where you have to set the temperature then let it cook until the timer goes from 30 to ...


Ttrockwood commented 15 days ago

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Costco Trout Sell By Date

by TracyPark 20 days ago

I stopped buying fresh fish when all kinds in the 5 places I shop reached $15 a pound. Today, Costco had U.S. farmed ...

Is it okay to keep meat in the original store packaging?

by newbiefor1 6 months ago

Some people repackage it or put it a separate container... I just put it in the freezer in the store bought packagin...


melpy commented 26 days ago

Raw Leg of Lamb Left Out Overnight

by markvmoreorless 3 years ago

Long time reader, first time poster. I know many similar questions have been ask, but it's tough to piece together t...


seefoo commented 27 days ago

How long can ground beef stay in the fridge?

by paper_bag_princess 9 years ago

I made some hamburgers on Sunday evening using fresh ground beef. I left two burgers in the fridge uncooked. Are ...


yupsure commented 1 month ago

Left Lasagna Out All Night. Can I eat it?

by rgifford 8 years ago

Ugh. I left a yummy lasagna, made with ground beef, out all night. I put it in the refrigerator as soon as I saw it t...


Harters commented 1 month ago

Food is Life

by fortheloveoffood1 2 months ago

I've been thinking much about food these days. Up until early this year, I thought plants felt no pain. Now, after do...


paulj commented 1 month ago

Turkey Chili

by JerkPork 2 months ago

We made a ground turkey chili type dish and stuffed peppers with it. Unfortunately we forgot to stick it in the fridg...


Fishasaurus commented 2 months ago

Why is my vinaigrette blue? (no garlic)

by valadelphia 2 months ago

I have read a lot about why garlic turns blue in acid, but I cannot figure out why the vinegar in this simple oil and...


dave_c commented 2 months ago

World Travel with Knife Roll?

by AnoiseAnnoys 2 months ago

Hello Everyone! My wife and i have been saving up for a world travel trip starting in Europe, crossing through the m...


AnoiseAnnoys commented 2 months ago

Pancetta - do you have to cook it

by Fort Point 7 years ago

Pancetta is sliced and sold in the Deli section but I have always considered it more like a bacon product and cooked ...


Dogboa commented 2 months ago

Cooking frozen cod fish

by codmeister 2 months ago

I am trying to bake frozen Costco cod fillets. The directions say to pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees, thaw the fill...


fourunder commented 2 months ago

Potluck Safety

by Cassie_2018 3 months ago

We often have potlucks at work that last all day so everyone has a chance to eat during staggered breaks. Crockpots ...


medlar commented 3 months ago

Help... Copper pans. Are these safe?

by MsPurple 4 months ago

Inherited these pans. My mom always said they were decorative only. Not for cooking. She had them displayed on the w...


TJFRANCE commented 3 months ago

Storing jalapeno vinegar

by sbbodcderf 3 months ago

I bought a 6 lb can of pickled jalapenos. I plan on dehydrating most of them, and to preserve the vinegar. I'm look...


sbbodcderf commented 3 months ago

Chicken safety during coq au vin process

by Jenward74 3 months ago

I'm probably way over thinking this, but as I Was preparing coq au vin yesterday, I started to wonder how safe it is ...


GH1618 commented 3 months ago

Can contamination?

by Mimi206 3 months ago

I just finished making a big pot of chili, and when rinsing out a can of green chiles, I noticed the plastic lining o...


PSRaT commented 3 months ago