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...

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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 "...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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? ...

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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?

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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 ...

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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...

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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