Food Safety

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Cooked chicken in crockpot on low instead of high. Help!

by GriffinClaw 5 months ago

Usually cook chicken for 3 hours on high for shredded chicken. Accidentally did it on low. Chicken was tough but not ...


ellen5706 commented 1 day ago

Is it only aluminum wrapped baked potatoes that are at risk for botulism?

by OctoberOrchid 1 day ago

Last night I baked a bunch of potatoes, some white and some sweet, and I left them in the oven over night. They were ...


OctoberOrchid commented 1 day ago

Costco Trout Sell By Date

by TracyPark 2 months ago

I stopped buying fresh fish when all kinds in the 5 places I shop reached $15 a pound. Today, Costco had U.S. farmed ...


TracyPark commented 2 days ago

Is it ok to eat smelly fish?

by luckyclover07 4 days ago

I bought some filleted sea bass from the market but made an extra stop on the way home. It was 27C outside today and ...


Ttrockwood commented 3 days ago

Ate expired cottage cheese, will I get sick, what to do?

by bythebay 5 years ago

Anything I can do to prevent sickness? Is it likely I'll get sick? My stomach's been rumbling since I ate one-week-pa...


sassyy commented 5 days ago

How safe is dried mushroom powder, raw?

by TonyRockyTiger 27 days ago

I am making a recipe that has mushroom powder and will be using the Nom Nom Paleo Magic Mushroom Powder product (http...

babette feasts

babette feasts commented 6 days ago

Slightly stinky chicken... Am I crazy or is it okay?

by SocksManly 9 years ago

I have to admit, I'm a procrastinator of the highest degree. I end up letting stuff sit in the refrigerator for a few...


BigG commented 7 days ago

Pawpaw seeds - just how poisonous are they?

by Full tummy 11 years ago

I have recently purchased a couple of pawpaw trees. We aren't talking papaya here, but the pawpaw that grows and pro...


BigG commented 7 days ago

Store bought roasted chicken - how long ok in the fridge?

by harrison 7 years ago

Anyone have a general rule of thumb on this? Ours are usually gone pretty quickly, but we have one that's been hangi...


acgold7 commented 14 days ago

Fresh chicken that stank somethin' awful but smells fine after rinsing - safe to eat?

by juliacb 22 days ago

I got a fresh whole chicken from my local farm on Saturday, and today, Monday night, I open the plastic bag to an *aw...


GH1618 commented 16 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...


yummyhero commented 16 days ago

Blood running out of properly cooked chicken?

by Lixer 8 years ago

I just got some seasoned chicken leg quarters from the grocery store to cook for dinner. I baked them at 375 for 30 m...


hotoynoodle commented 16 days ago

Does anyone know what chemical added to food this is?

by ausguerila 1 year ago

It does not have any smell to it but is similar to the taste of rosewater but much more subtle.


ninrn commented 21 days ago

Can I get botulism from a veg brush?

by novicecrafter 1 month ago

Without thinking I just scrubbed a lemon for my drink with the same brush I use to clean potatoes. Could I have give...


ratgirlagogo commented 21 days ago

Food is Life

by fortheloveoffood1 3 months ago

I've been thinking much about food these days. Up until early this year, I thought plants felt no pain. Now, after do...


fortheloveoffood1 commented 24 days ago

Hidden Bottom Heating Element Questions

by jeff_finger 24 days ago

I am new to Chowhound, and I hope this question is not out of place. We have bought an oven with a hidden bottom h...


PSRaT commented 24 days ago

Storing butter outside of fridge

by SIMIHOUND 5 years ago

My wife has run into two people this week that store their butter on the counter or in the cupboard to keep the butte...


sunshine842 commented 1 month ago

Weird clam

by beanbean81 1 month ago

I accidentally squeezed a clam I was eating and saw pink goo come out. Now I am freaked out. Anybody know what this was?


acgold7 commented 1 month ago

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Freezing oysters

by Muteki 1 month ago

I bought some oysters and clams with the intent of cooking them that night. Some unexpected errands and tasks came up...

Burnt Cantalope

by mometer 1 month ago

Today I was cutting up my cantaloupe for some fruit salad. I had bought it on Sunday and left it and other fruit out...


acgold7 commented 1 month ago