Food Safety

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

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

by Freshfeetpnw 2 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...


happydragon commented 2 days ago

Cooked Chili - Refrigerated Question

by khaos526 5 days ago

So I know and have read all the detail of cooking beef and not allowing it to sit out more than 2 hours. As well a...

thegforceny commented 3 days ago

Dinnerware safety--brand suggestions?

by liveforfood 10 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...


nata010101 commented 4 days ago

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How to save the runny marmalade

by Stardust4300 4 days ago

Here's how to fix it in 2 different ways.

How long will uncooked beef roast last?

by kittyfood 6 days ago

We want to try smoking a prime rib for Christmas. Once I buy the meat, how long will it last before we cook it? For b...


acgold7 commented 5 days ago

How long can a thawed turkey sit in the fridge?

by jnk 5 years ago

The title says it all. I ended up with a turkey that couldn't be donated. It went into the fridge frozen on Wednesday...


shelleh72 commented 5 days ago

Why Did My Meat Lose its Color (and did it go bad?)

by Oliverstreet 10 years ago

I bought some lovely-looking flank steak from Whole Foods this Tuesday and threw it in the fridge. Tonight (Thursday...


joecherokee77 commented 6 days ago

Safest way to keep sauce for later?

by swedishfishsticks 8 days ago

Hi everyone! So due to a crazy schedule I had to cook my meat based pasta sauce this morning. There will be 5 hours i...

OCEllen commented 8 days ago

Chili left out all night. Would you eat it?

by SeattleK 9 years ago

Hubby and I just made a new pot of turkey chili last night around 8 p.m. It was left on the stove to cool and we for...


acgold7 commented 9 days ago

Left Chicken in Sealed Plastic Out Overnight – Can I Cook It?

by cobbljock 3 years ago

I had about 4lbs of chicken breasts that I had bought from the store and frozen and moved to the fridge to thaw on Su...

BeeRich commented 9 days ago

Ziploc bags for sous vide, are they safe?

by zackly 3 years ago

I've been cooking sous vide for 7-8 years and have always used Ziploc (or another brand) bags to cook in because they...


MikeG commented 11 days ago

New business

by vrossi 17 days ago

Hello everyone, I have decided to design an app to keep inventory of the food in your fridge and know exactly when i...


vrossi commented 12 days ago

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BKF turned aluminum baking sheet dull - is the sheet still safe to use?

by Tabasco9 13 days ago

Used Barkeeper's Friend on Nordic Ware natural aluminum baking sheet. Dark grey color started coming off (I was clean...

How long are turkey leftovers good?

by melly 9 years ago

I want to make a turkey pot pie. The turkey has been in the frig since last Thursday. Can I use it?


ratgirlagogo commented 16 days ago

Reuse chicken broth multiple times?

by TracyPark 2 months ago

I poach chicken once a week and end up with more broth than I need for a recipe. I strain the broth and put it in th...


TracyPark commented 16 days ago

Use of dried pig's blood

by Ali23 20 days ago

I have a bag of dried pig's blood (from Tongmaster) but am not interested in making black pudding. I am interested in...

BeeRich commented 17 days ago

How long can Pizza Dough rise?

by LivvieC 22 days ago

Hey everyone! So I was wondering how long eggless pizza dough can be left out to rise? And by left out I mean at r...


masha commented 22 days ago

Thanksgiving turkey

by tgtgtggreen 25 days ago

I bought a frozen 24lb turkey on the 13th. I put it in my very cold refrigerator, took it out last night, brined it i...


tgtgtggreen commented 24 days ago

I did everything wrong... a little worried.

by Bobbyisstrange 1 year ago

The other day I picked up some NY Strip steaks...tossed them in the freezer and decided to cook them yesterday. i to...


fryerlover commented 24 days ago

Is it safe to eat these oysters?

by Brillig 25 days ago

Two weeks ago, my mother bought two pints of oysters at Costco. They look just like this:


MikeG commented 25 days ago