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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Food is Life

by fortheloveoffood1 2 years ago

I've been thinking much about food these days. Up until early this year, I thought plants felt no pain. Now, after doing some research, I have found they have many characteristics similar to humans...

COVID-19 Pandemic Transforms the Way We Shop, Eat and Think About Food, According to IFIC’s 2020 Food & Health Survey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"COVID-19 has also upended almost every aspect of our daily lives, not the least of which includes our eating and food-purchasing habits. Among the 85% who have made any change, the biggest—far and...

Little Bugs in Corn Meal Where Did they Come From?

michele cindy
by michele cindy 11 years ago

I can barely write about this again, and I am so grossed out that I might never bread fish again.Last night I prepared tilapia that I breaded in corn meal (about 6 months old), mixed with old bay, ...

expiration date of heavy whipping cream

by drewb123 13 years ago

This may be a stupid question but I have a container of hevay whipping cream with an expiration date of Jun 26th. Just smelled and tasted it and it's fine. How good after the date can I use it? I ...

Picking up Food - Cooks weren't wearing mask

by dave_c 5 months ago

I called in an order and went to pick up the food. I noticed nobody was wearing mask - the cashier, the people in the kitchen. Got a couple salads and some cooked food. I was kind of shocked. M...

Sneeze on hands, then empty dishwasher?

by boaviagem 5 months ago

Saw it this morning. Step 1 - sneeze on hands. Step 2 - empty dishwasher. Like I am already paranoid hypochondriac worried enough, now this?

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . The Farm System Reform Act would prohibit new large factory farms from going into business and force others to cease expansions before halting operations entirely within two decades. Warren...

Ham warning signs

by CoreyCooker 5 months ago

I was carving up a ham to freeze a little while back and i noticed that the blood vessels coming off the bone looked more brown than red. is that anything to be concerned about?

Is BPA Cambros/Large Containers Safe for Food Storage?

by day963 6 months ago

Hi all, I hope you are doing well! I wanted to discuss the safety of large food containers such as Cambros or Rubbermaid multi quart containers. I wanted to buy some for general use like dry food s...

Free Food Handler Course Being Offered

by zackly 6 months ago

I didn't explore this but it might be of interest to someone interested in learning about safe food handling. https://www.servsafe.com/access/ss/Catalog/FreeFoodHandlerProducts

Smithfield shutting a U.S. pork plant indefinitely, warns of meat shortages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the U.S. food supply chain, crimping availability of meat at retail stores and leaving farmers without outlets for their livestock. Smithfield ext...

U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Hawley: Ask Federal Trade Commission to open antitrust investigation into meatpackers amid plant closures

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

In the bipartisan letter, the Senators note that the closing of three pork plants because of COVID-19 has resulted “in the shutdown of a staggering 15 percent of America’s pork production” at a tim...

Meat in warm refrigerator

by DeeLectro 6 months ago

I have a 2lb chuck roast and a 2lb pork shoulder in my garage refrigerator that I was planning on using to make a sunday gravy... basically searing the meat on all sides and placing the whole piece...

Bernal Heights sourdough starter giveaway

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

In the time of novel Coronavirus when the shut-in populace is cooking at home and bakers yeast is sold out from every source, neighbors in San Francisco are sharing sourdough starter. This offer w...

Top-12 Food Freezing Tips for the Apocalypse by Spread Catering

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Chef Cristina Topham, proprietor of Spread Catering and a friend of friends, shares her experience as a yacht chef prepping for long passages. She published her top 12 tips for planning, storing a...

Precooked Salty Duck Eggs

by Carrera4 6 months ago

I recently purchased a dozen cooked salty duck eggs. Upon receipt, they were not packed in any dry ice. They were in a plastic carton and each egg was wrapped in a sealed red wrap. After opening...

Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow

by tre2012 6 months ago

The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow The first thing you should know? The dates, as we know them, have nothing to do with safety. J. Kenji López-Alt explains. NY Times April 13, 2...

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...