Food Safety

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

Contigo Recalls Another 5.7 Million Water Bottles Due to Same Choking Hazard

Nearly 6 million Contigo water bottles sold by Walmart, Costco, and Target have been recalled due to a choking hazard. If that sounds familiar, it's because it just happened in August of last year when...

Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

by gutreactions 14 days ago

Here in NYC metro, officials are asking patrons to come back to Chinatown. There is a dramatic decline in business due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Officials say it is safe to eat here locally. How...


How long will this sauce last in the fridge?

by Amandarama 3 days ago

I made a quarter batch of this recipe for a 5 spice fruit sauce (with cherries, not plums) - https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/11/five-spice-plum-sauce-recipe.html , but didn't follow the di...

Texas Tamale Company

by Spice2Go 6 days ago

I love the tamales from Texas Tamale Company. My problem is I have been unable to locate the expiration date on the package. Can anyone help?

Slow Cooker - Food Safety

by jjohio 10 days ago

I used to not be so food safety obsessed until I had kids (3 yr & 7 months). But now that I'm feeding them I'm always terrified of giving them food poisoning because yeah, vomiting kids = no fun. ...


by fionasit 28 days ago

What about package tortillas does anyone know anything about the preservatives they use: how long they last? what about refrigerated tortillas as opposed to the ones on dry shelf?do they last ha...

botulism from garlic in olive oil?

by Kalyov 8 years ago

I have heard that you can create botulism from putting garlic in olive oil. Is that just making garlic infused oil? Or does the same risk appear if I want to use it in a soup? This is the recipe...

Ziploc bags for sous vide, are they safe?

by zackly 5 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 work well and I am cheap. Most opinion I've read online has been that, cooking ...

Cheese for Travel: HELP!

by mlomeli6 2 months ago

Hi and thank you in advance for any helpful answers! I am traveling in Europe and because I fly spaceA (on a military plane) I can bring back things like cheese! I recently went to Paris and was ...

Help requested re rice for a potluck

by salemjan 1 month ago

I am charged with taking rice to an event for about 16 people. I have a small rice cooker that will not be able to keep up with the demand. Would it work for me to make multiple pots of rice and ...

What is up with this Turkey breast?

by borisabrams 2 months ago

Hi! I occasionally buy turkey breast, made in house, at the local Whole Foods. It is in a busy area and the staff seem good and know what they are doing. However, often, when i buy the turkey b...

Mainstays Stoneware Lead Free?

by Shanetex 3 years ago

Anybody know if Mainstays products (their dinnerware) are completely lead free more specifically this bowl?

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 14 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...

Echire Butter Expiration Date?

by jessesgirl 2 months ago

Just purchased a package of Echire butter and couldn’t quite figure out how to calculate the expiration date. The notation is: Best Before PROD 19 317 2B. Does this means the production date was ...

The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program --- " . . . What can you do if you see a wild turkey in your neighborhood? • Do not feed the turkeys. Many p...

PLEASE HELP! How long can cooked meat stay out for, and still be eaten?

by violetglitter 9 years ago

So I made a small pot roast last night (late - around 10 or 11pm), and took it out of the oven to cool on the counter, and naturally, fell asleep. I put it in the fridge this morning around 8am. Is...

Some frozen sockeye salmons taste fishier than usual?

by borisabrams 3 months ago

Hey I have been buying wild Sockeye salmom from the local Whole Foods. The fish comes in packets of about 6 fillets. Often, the taste and smell is mild and lovely. Othertimes, the fish smells s...

Fresh turkey–sell by date was yesterday

by redfrau 3 months ago

Hi and happy thanksgiving eve! I bought a replacement turkey today after my other turkey leaked, literally, all over my fridge. (What a mess. But that’s another story!) Didn’t notice the sell by/us...

55 Degree Turkey Safe?

by smtexdad 3 months ago

Ordered a fresh, never frozen, pre-brined turkey online. It shipped from California at 7pm 11/25 and arrived to my door in Houston exactly 24 hours later. The turkey was refrigerated before shippin...

Brining Turkey

by TroyPaulGrimes 3 months ago

So I put a turkey in brine that I had let cool at room temperature all night. It felt a little warm but went ahead and placed turkey in and then put it straight into fridge. Was cool to fridge te...