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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days 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. ...

Couscous 4+ years past its “best by” date

by masha 18 days ago

I just discovered a box of Israeli couscous in the back of the cupboard with a February 2017 best-by date. The couscous is inside a fully sealed plastic pouch that is inside of a sealed box. Is th...

Pot lobsters?

by law_doc89 8 days ago

Put them in the freezer about half an hour and they go dormant. Much easier and more effective.

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 15 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...

How long does bacon keep?

by karykat 12 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 ...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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...

Best by/expired food

by Chatsworth 4 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...

Leaving a scoop in a container

by orlybabe 1 month ago

Hey, I’m getting new Rubbermaid Brilliance containers for my dry baking ingredients. I was wondering if its ok to leave a scoop inside the containers, say like resting inside the flour or sugar - d...

Soy Glaze Recipe & Storage

by loves2cook82 1 month ago

Hello, I have a pork & rice noodle recipe I love and make frequently that calls for soy glaze. Rather than a store-bought version, I've been making my own. There's a variety of recipes out ther...

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...

Refreezing raw (thawed) organic garlic

by Emilybh 2 months ago

Has anyone ever stored raw garlic cloves frozen in plastic bags; had the garlic thaw and then refrozen it and used it (after it was frozen a second time) in either a cooked or raw dish? I've ...

Sushi - ordering in advance

by michaeljc70 3 months 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

by VFish 3 months 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

by JerkPork 3 months 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

tim irvine
by tim irvine 4 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 3 months ago

New editions of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists.

Pepper Stems

by TiberiusRex 3 months 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?!

by canel2150 3 months 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...

Black thready things in frozen tilapia

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?

by veronykah 12 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?