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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Hard Butter?

by mtskeeter 4 months ago

I just read about some Canadian's experience recently with their butter being hard and not spreadable at room temperature. This may be due to palm oil components making its way into the food chain ...

What would you do? They asked me if I'd eat turkey left out at room temp all night. I said I will absolutely not eat any due to the risk of dying.

by sixstringkevin 6 months ago

I see discussions every year about cooked turkey left out overnight, and a lot of people think it might be OK, if they never heard of anyone who died from it. Q. WHAT KIND OF INFECTION DO YO...

3.5 year old whole frozen duck

by smgord 3 years ago

The subject line says it all… Is the bird still worth cooking? It doesn’t look like it is suffering from freezer burn – it is in its original shrink wrapping and it looks fine.

Humid, mildewy smelling garlic?

by joeelgringo 4 months ago

So I regularly buy a certain organic brand of garlic at my local Shoprite (NJ grocery store chain). Last month when I bought it I noticed that the garlic came from Spain instead of Mexico, where it...

Product Idea

by thatkitchenguy 4 months ago

hello everyone, i was planning on making a product that saves you from burning your fingers when you have to spread butter or cream cheese onto bagels or english muffins, thoughts? would yo...

Deep Space Food Challenge: Food for the Next Frontier

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Our focus is on providing future space explorers and people on Earth nutritious foods they will enjoy. The Deep Space Food Challenge will identify food production technologies that can: ...

There is wood pulp in your “100 percent grated cheese.”

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . In his latest opinion, Judge Hamilton wrote that if companies could lawfully claim to sell 100 percent grated cheese that contained additives, it would put their competitors at a disadvanta...

How well should the steak be cooked?

by weicao1983 6 months ago

If you have not cooked steak, will you get liver hydatid disease if you eat it?

Capitol food service operations?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Amid the horror of Wednesday's violent siege of the Capitol and flipping between live newscasts and social media, I recall an interview with one Congresswoman where she mentioned receiving a box lu...

Where are you on Synthetic/Cultured Chicken?

by kySafran 5 months ago

The first company has been licenced to sell synthetic/cultured chicken to be eaten by the public. I've been reading about this in science fiction books since I was a child. Humanities food probl...

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

by violetglitter 11 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...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

Do pregnant Japanese women eat sushi?

by iheartcooking 6 years ago

After searching this boards it seems that even among Hounds, the taboo against eating sushi while pregnant is strongly held. And please dont tell me to suck it up because it's only nine months. ...

Cranberry Sauce

by work2eat 6 months ago

Is there anyway that cranberry sauce that's been in an airtight container in the fridge since Thanksgiving is still OK to eat??

Is it possible that refridgerated homemade turkey stock is good after 2 weeks?

by jnk 6 months ago

The container hasn't been opened since I made it. Doesn't taste off or smell. What do you think? Thanks

Is my canning recipe safe?

by Katie17050 6 months ago

I just canned 24 jars of marinara sauce as Christmas gifts, but now I'm questioning my recipe. After reading more, I'm seeing that I should have added a little citric acid or bottled lemon juice to...

Mousseline issues

by GTJ 7 months ago

I have been researching how to make different terrines and patés. I have never made a mousseline and I have some reservations because of the issue of eating raw meat. For example, could it be consi...

Raw Egg Safety? [Split from Cookware community]

by eugenep 6 months ago

I was planning to make a raw-egg chocolate mouse and I make mayonnaise from scratch regularly. I use only organic eggs but I wonder if its safe?

"Small Data, Big Implications"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . On the one hand, these studies confirm how hard it is to make indoor dining safe,since masks cannot be worn while eating. Airborne transmission is not only possible while dining, it is poss...

Flying bug in my Mexican dried chilies

by Clark77 7 months ago

I purchased a variety of dried chilis at a local mexican market recently. They are not packaged but are displayed uncovered in very large baskets. (looks beautiful but..maybe asking for trouble). I...