Food Safety

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

Ground Beef Sent to 9 States Is Recalled Due to Contamination

Over 2,000 pounds of raw ground beef has been recalled due to contamination from “clear, thin plastic” according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection...

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Reboiling boiled eggs

by TroyTempest 6 months ago

Asking for my girlfriend. "I hard boiled 6 eggs yesterday, and when I opened one this morning, it clearly wasn't cooked all the way. Can I boil these eggs some more, or do I have to throw them away?"

Safety of Stuffing a 37 pound Turkey

by FrankBowden 3 months ago

We will be cooking a 37 pound turkey for Thanksgiving and I'm trying to figure out if it is safe to put the stuffing in the bird. I have seen at least one site on the Internet that says it's not -...

Boo boo

by lamaryhg 3 months ago

I left the plastic from package on bottom of roast I discovered about 4 hour later while turning roast in crock pot any dangers in this

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

by Freshfeetpnw 5 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's still hot? My girlfriend says I have to let it cool down first, then put it i...

'Ending the War on Artisan Cheese'

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The debate over the safety of raw milk cheese has fiercely divided American cheesemakers and government regulators, and outraged cheese lovers. Currently, certain cheeses can be legally man...

Is it Bad?!

by ScottinPollock 4 months ago

Hi there... For the last 5 days PG&E has shut off power to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in Northern/Central California to "keep us safe". This means my fridge has been: on for 4 hour...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...

Left Lasagna Out All Night. Can I eat it?

by rgifford 10 years ago

Ugh. I left a yummy lasagna, made with ground beef, out all night. I put it in the refrigerator as soon as I saw it this morning, but... Help. Thanks. Robin

New California law makes it legal to cook up roadkill — and aims to save lives

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Archuleta’s bill mandates a pilot program to track wildlife collisions in three parts of the state, which have yet to be determined. By Jan. 1, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

by seefoo 4 months ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Cranberry opened and unrefrigerated

by michaeljc70 4 months ago

So, I am going to be staying somewhere without a fridge. I like cranberry (vodka helps too). My question is, how long will the cranberry (Ocean Spray, not refrigerated when I bought it) last wit...

Salmon & Shrimp Cakes

by Meeskeit 5 months ago

I've made a mixture of cooked salmon and cooked shrimp with vegetables, Mayo, Bay Seasoning, lemon etc but can't complete the cooking tonight. (I haven't added the Panko yet.) Will this mixture be ...

Tomatoes good or bad?

by amandarose23 5 months ago

So I had tomatoes (plum I believe - but slightly larger maybe?) on my counter in the store plastics bag for 5 days. I totally forgot that my husband got them. When I opened them they seemed totally...

Crumbly Sausage

by Hefeweizen1 5 months ago

Recently started getting into making my own sausage and went in there without the elaborate research. Get nothing but crumbly, dry sausage. Appears that I did not have the meat cold enough? Ques...

New business

by vrossi 2 years ago

Hello everyone, I have decided to design an app to keep inventory of the food in your fridge and know exactly when it's going to expire (with a notification). This app will also suggest recipes wi...

Another Cook it or Toss it Post

by JerkPork 6 months ago

I know in theory it is supposed to be tossed but what does everyone else do? Took out a vacuum sealed 1lb frozen pack of ground beef put it on the counter at about 9PM with the intention of stickin...

Toss or Eat?

by amlyharo 5 months ago

I just realized this turkey has a used by date from a week ago. It's fully cooked, sealed and under constant refrigeration. Would you toss or eat it?

Must you really defrost shrimps?

by borisabrams 5 months ago

Hi there, Often I find myself thinking about tossing a few shrimp into a pot of soup at the end of cooking, just to up the protein. I dont expect it to be fantastic shrimps but with small shrim...

What’s wrong with these greens?!

by borisabrams 6 months ago

Hey! So I have been buying salads which have been triple washed just lunches lately. I have been storing it in the fridge at the bottom and the fridge is cold! Lately these greens have been ...