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...

Eggshell spots/smudges

by sbbodcderf 16 days ago

I always open the egg carton to for inspection before purchase. In the past 1-2 years I've have several occasions where I found these spots/smudges (kinda reminds me of mildew stains) on eggs,...

Are "Natural Flavors" Really Natural?---NYT

by jayjay 14 days ago

Edited to Add original source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/well/eat/are-natural-flavors-really-natural.html Q. I heard that “natural flavors” added to flavored seltzer water are not natur...

How long does bacon keep?

by karykat 13 years ago

I have some really good bacon we bought about a month ago. We used some but have most of a package left. How long does bacon keep? I've never been clear on that. It seems like it should keep a ...

Shelf Life of Barley?

by masha 2 months ago

I have a partial bag of barley that I would guess that I bought about 4 years ago. It is marked with a "best by" date of December 2020. The bag has been tightly tied with a twisty since it was op...

Any Experience with a Chamber Vac?

by mobiledynamics 2 months ago

In my brief readings, the contents needs to be fairly cold if not close to frozen when using chamber style vacs. The heat created within the cavity when extracting the air apparently can --brings ...

Which dish is better before air travel?

by aafiak 4 months ago

I am going to Umrah next month, I am really confused about which dish is better for this Travel because last time I had bad vomiting during air travel it very disgusting. Help me if someone have su...

Does this vinegar expire?

by marina292 5 months ago

I received a pretty bottle of cherry balsamic vinegar in- gulp- 2008. Well, actually the best before date is 2008. I liked the bottle/label so didn't get around to actually using it- silly, I kno...

Best by/expired food

by Chatsworth 11 months ago

I know people's tolerance (or not) for food past its expiration date has come up often, but I had to share that I finally opened a tub of Greek yogurt with a date of May 10, 2020. If there had bee...

Foaming watermelon NOT thrown away

by Boleslaw 5 months ago

I bought a watermelon on 8/29/2021, stored it on my kitchen table. It started foaming M evening 8/30. I washed it off and put it in the fridge to cool. Today on T, I cut it into cubes. The melo...

Food staff touching the rim of your glass/cup?

by seefoo 6 months ago

it doesnt derail my day by any means. but ever since my late teens, when i took a food handling course i immediately notice it when someone handles my drinking vessel by the lip. i cannot recall ...

Advice needed regarding a defrosted steak

by CHSeifert 7 months ago

My father had a huge 750 gram wagyu steak in the freezer and would serve it for me for dinner at his place. He took it out at around noon and placed it in the fridge for 5-6 hours, but unfortunatel...

Chicken thawed for four days. Safe?

by laredo 7 months ago

I thawed four or five chicken breasts Sunday, intending to make Chicken Romano Monday night. I cut them in half Monday but wasn't able to cook them Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Do you think t...

Massie and Pingree Introduce Landmark Bill on Custom Meat Processing - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...'Until 1967, states were able to set their own regulations for meat processing,' explained FTCLDF President Pete Kennedy. 'The Wholesome Meat Act of 1967 was sold to the public as a consumer pr...

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The Farm System Reform Act would prohibit new large factory farms from going into business and force others to cease expansions before halting operations entirely within two decades. Warren...

Expiration dates on jarred sundried tomatoes in oil?

by Wafflecopter 7 months ago

I've got a couple of jars of sundried tomatoes in oil, imported from Italy and purchased sometime in the last 12 months. I'm trying to figure out if they're still okay to eat. There's no North Am...

Sabrett's Hot Dogs, Slimy?!?!?!?!

by chromacosmic 12 years ago

Hey, I've never bought them before and picked up two packages @ Bloom tonight. Both expire 8/10, so they should be just fine, right? I opened one pack and the dogs were covered in a nasty, thi...

"Labels Unwrapped"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"...What information is required on food labels? Who regulates food labels? And why are food labels important? Although most of us encounter food packaging on a daily basis, many of us struggle to ...

Food Handling

by blulady20 7 months ago

Since the beginning of the pandemic I've been watching a lot of food shows. I find I've become increasingly uncomfortable watching chefs handle ready to eat food with bare hands. In our state, at l...

Des Moines Register: What to know about Shelby Houlihan, nandrolone, a burrito, and her Olympic suspension

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"...She believes the nandrolone came from pork in a burrito. Houlihan said she appealed the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was informed that it did not accept her explanation. ...