Food Safety

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

Two All-Purpose Baking Flours Recalled by FDA Due to E. Coli Scare

If you’ve purchased baking flour in the past several weeks you might want to listen up. Two brands of all-purpose baking flour—Hodgson Mill Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour, and Wild Harvest...

The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program --- " . . . What can you do if you see a wild turkey in your neighborhood? • Do not feed the turkeys. Many p...

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

by violetglitter 9 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...

Some frozen sockeye salmons taste fishier than usual?

by borisabrams 11 days ago

Hey I have been buying wild Sockeye salmom from the local Whole Foods. The fish comes in packets of about 6 fillets. Often, the taste and smell is mild and lovely. Othertimes, the fish smells s...

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...

Fresh turkey–sell by date was yesterday

by redfrau 17 days ago

Hi and happy thanksgiving eve! I bought a replacement turkey today after my other turkey leaked, literally, all over my fridge. (What a mess. But that’s another story!) Didn’t notice the sell by/us...

55 Degree Turkey Safe?

by smtexdad 18 days ago

Ordered a fresh, never frozen, pre-brined turkey online. It shipped from California at 7pm 11/25 and arrived to my door in Houston exactly 24 hours later. The turkey was refrigerated before shippin...

Brining Turkey

by TroyPaulGrimes 17 days ago

So I put a turkey in brine that I had let cool at room temperature all night. It felt a little warm but went ahead and placed turkey in and then put it straight into fridge. Was cool to fridge te...

Uncooked Greens left out

by drealove 19 days ago

I bought greens two bags of Greens on Saturday and left them in the car but it was a cold day/night that I wasn't concerned. The next morning the were fine (still cold out) but by the afternoon the...

Reboiling boiled eggs

by TroyTempest 4 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?"

Safety of Stuffing a 37 pound Turkey

by FrankBowden 25 days ago

We will be cooking a 37 pound turkey for Thanksgiving and I'm trying to figure out if it is safe to put the stuffing in the bird. I have seen at least one site on the Internet that says it's not -...

Boo boo

by lamaryhg 23 days ago

I left the plastic from package on bottom of roast I discovered about 4 hour later while turning roast in crock pot any dangers in this

Do I have to let food cool off before I cover it

by Freshfeetpnw 4 years ago

Do I have to let food cool down before I put it in Tupperware or do I just put it in Tupperware and cover it while it's still hot? My girlfriend says I have to let it cool down first, then put it i...

'Ending the War on Artisan Cheese'

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . The debate over the safety of raw milk cheese has fiercely divided American cheesemakers and government regulators, and outraged cheese lovers. Currently, certain cheeses can be legally man...

Is it Bad?!

by ScottinPollock 1 month ago

Hi there... For the last 5 days PG&E has shut off power to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in Northern/Central California to "keep us safe". This means my fridge has been: on for 4 hour...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...

Left Lasagna Out All Night. Can I eat it?

by rgifford 10 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 this morning, but... Help. Thanks. Robin

New California law makes it legal to cook up roadkill — and aims to save lives

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Archuleta’s bill mandates a pilot program to track wildlife collisions in three parts of the state, which have yet to be determined. By Jan. 1, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission...

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

by seefoo 2 months 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 2 months 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...