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Food Safety

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

Salmonella Outbreak: Here's What We Know

Here’s what we know about the recent salmonella outbreak connected to ground beef, reported in several states across the country. At least eight people have been hospitalized and one person is dead...

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Chicken stir-fry left on counter?

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by fruttidimare 4 years ago

I mistakenly left a chicken stir fry on counter last night and am really torn as to if I should reheat, or toss. I know what common sense - as well as most everyone online - seems to dictate, but ...

Beets Left Out Over Night?

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by dbug31 9 years ago

Oooops... After roasting some lovely organic red beets last night I forgot to refrigerate them. Do they need to be thrown away now? My guess, yes. Since they are starchy like potatoes and...

Defrosted pork chops in fridge for 2+ days - OK to cook?

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by alwayshungrygal 6 years ago

I'm second-guessing myself. I defrosted a pair of boneless pork chops, didn't cook them and am now wondering if it's OK. They smell fine meaning, they don't. My instinct says they're OK to cook....

More food expiration date hype, this time on Dr. Oz

greygarious
by greygarious 9 years ago

The program may have been a repeat. There was a quiz game wherein audience members had to guess how long certain foods can be kept before they "expire". The "correct" answers were 8 months for mu...

Can I freeze lemon curd?

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by kjhart 16 years ago

I took advantage of my overloaded lemon tree over the weekend and made up a double batch of lemon curd. Half of it will go to a bridal shower this weekend, but I can't possibly get through the oth...

Amazing Pie Recipe calls for uncooked eggs, how safe is this?

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by hearts4u 8 years ago

I found a great "Frozen Key Lime Pie" Recipe, just made it last night according to all directions. First off, the recipe called for 6 egg yolks at "room temperature"-- I had them out for about an h...

Food Safety Law’s Funding Is Far Below Estimated Requirement

MGZ
by MGZ 4 years ago

Regulatory oversight of food production just isn't a sexy thing to find money for, I guess. For what it's worth, here's another chapter in the tale of special interests prevailing over the general...

Changing Eating Habits b/c of Foodborne Illness Risk

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by HungryHoya 4 years ago

Over the pasts few months, I've experienced and witnessed those around me experiencing more (and more severe) food poisoning than in all the rest of my 30-year life. This is without obvious explana...

How long will eggs last in the fridge?

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by dhchait 11 years ago

I've had some eggs in the fridge for quite awhile. Do eggs go bad if kept in the fridge? If so how can I tell? When I crack them open will they look or smell bad? For the avoidance of doubt, I...

Just ate some cured meat that has sat out for over 24 hours...will I get sick??

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by theboywonder 4 years ago

I bought it yesterday and cut it yesterday. Ate some more today without it being refrigerated. Will I get sick? It is figatelli which is a cured sausage with liver I believe. Thanks.

Food storage Russian roulette: what's your riskiest food safety gamble that went okay?

greygarious
by greygarious 4 years ago

A few weeks ago I made 3 portions' worth of stew from very fresh monkfish, onions, potato, stock, wine, and cream. Had some right away, let the rest cool at room temp, forgetting it for 3+ hours. ...

Shepherd's Pie Left Out- Safe?

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by discordany 4 years ago

Here's what happened: I bought one of those pre-cooked shepherd's pies from Costco. Not from their frozen meals section.... the ones that they make and keep in the coolers by the meat. But those ar...

Chuck Roast past its sell by date???

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by kblady 4 years ago

I have a chuck roast that I want to stick in the crock pot...the sell by date was March 5th. No wierd smell with it but some areas have turned a little more brown instead of it pink color which I h...

Please help resolve this difference of opinion- raw ground turkey (not frozen) left on counter for hours still ok if cooked?

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by novicecrafter0608 10 years ago

My boyfriend and I have differing views on food safety. There is one thing in particular we disagree on but I will admit I do not have the "science" to back up my opinion. Me saying "I don't know w...

Undercooked Meatloaf - Help

caiatransplant
by caiatransplant 4 years ago

Hi Y'all. I made a 3 meat meatloaf 3 nights ago, and since husband was distracting me, I only cooked it for an hour at 350. Had my head been in dinner prep, I would have known to give it more tim...

is it safe to save eggplant and potato skins for broth?

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by krissyafite 4 years ago

I love using my potato andceggplantvskins in broth, but is it safe that I store tgemnin the frige or freezer raw till I make broth?I cant get botulism or anything?

Can I safely freeze & thaw smoked salmon more than once?

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by mvo168 5 years ago

Dear Chowhounds, I recently purchased a side of smoked salmon and promptly placed it in my freezer. A week later, I partially defrosted it, just enough to portion out the smoked salmon into...

Food Overnight in Sealed Container. Ok to Eat?

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by rrasco 8 years ago

I left some hamburger helper out overnight and I put it in the fridge when I got up this morning. Is it okay to eat? First off, I'm here because google brought me here when I searched that very q...

Cheese and mold

vanderb
by vanderb 7 years ago

I hope this isn't totally obvious to everyone else but... other than cheese that is already intentionally infected (I'm thinking Blue/Stilton/Gorgonzola/etc...) is mold safe to simply cut off a che...

Eating Raw Oysters, Is it safe?

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by cheuimay 7 years ago

I hear raw oysters are really good for us and I'd like to start eating them, but am hesitant because of all the fear propaganda out there about bacterial infections. I would like to know if anyone...

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