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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...
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2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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...

Sushi - ordering in advance

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by michaeljc70 29 days ago

There is a great local sushi place/fish market but they don't deliver. I am ordering trays for guests. My question is how far in advance can I pick this up? Obviously I will refrigerate it after...

Plastic Food Storage Issues: Dry Goods going rancid or stale

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by VFish 19 days ago

I think plastic storage has made some rice go rancid. Here are two. I had Basmati rice in a similar type of container that I had recycled for storage and opened it and it smelled rancid. I had c...

3 year old Frozen Shrimp

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by JerkPork 1 month ago

I found a a pack of frozen shrimp in my freezer yesterday, they are from a few years ago. Do I toss or are they still fine to eat?

Rice and other things

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by tim irvine 2 months ago

I have been reading more and more about issues with arsenic in rice due to the way it is farmed. There are various recommended cooking approaches to reduce concentrations. Has anyone else read or...

2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

New editions of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists.

Pepper Stems

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by TiberiusRex 22 days ago

so I know pepper stems aren't good to eat, but does anyone know how much you'd actually have to eat to be unsafe? if you accidently cut a tiny bit off the green part when you're chopping bell peppe...

Palm sugar - has to be cooked?!

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by canel2150 30 days ago

I bought palm sugar for the first time today and used it in a dressing for green papaya salad, as the recipe called for. While cleaning up I noticed the package says "must be cooked before consumpt...

Best by/expired food

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by Chatsworth 2 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...

Black thready things in frozen tilapia

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by pocheros 8 years ago

Hi everyone. I'm a sort-of longtime lurker, first-time poster :) Nice to be here! I've bought frozen tilapia in 2lb bags from Costco a few times now. Can't remember if it's the loins or fillets ...

Does pickled ginger go bad?

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by veronykah 11 years ago

I have some pickled ginger in my fridge, and have NO idea how old it is and it never seems to go bad, does it?

Hard Butter?

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by mtskeeter 2 months ago

I just read about some Canadian's experience recently with their butter being hard and not spreadable at room temperature. This may be due to palm oil components making its way into the food chain ...

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.

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by sixstringkevin 4 months 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...

3.5 year old whole frozen duck

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by smgord 3 years ago

The subject line says it all… Is the bird still worth cooking? It doesn’t look like it is suffering from freezer burn – it is in its original shrink wrapping and it looks fine.

Humid, mildewy smelling garlic?

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by joeelgringo 2 months ago

So I regularly buy a certain organic brand of garlic at my local Shoprite (NJ grocery store chain). Last month when I bought it I noticed that the garlic came from Spain instead of Mexico, where it...

Product Idea

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by thatkitchenguy 2 months ago

hello everyone, i was planning on making a product that saves you from burning your fingers when you have to spread butter or cream cheese onto bagels or english muffins, thoughts? would yo...

Deep Space Food Challenge: Food for the Next Frontier

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Our focus is on providing future space explorers and people on Earth nutritious foods they will enjoy. The Deep Space Food Challenge will identify food production technologies that can: ...

There is wood pulp in your “100 percent grated cheese.”

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . In his latest opinion, Judge Hamilton wrote that if companies could lawfully claim to sell 100 percent grated cheese that contained additives, it would put their competitors at a disadvanta...

How well should the steak be cooked?

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by weicao1983 4 months 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 3 months 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...