Safe to Eat?

Wondering whether that day-old Chinese takeout is safe? Turn to Chowhounds for the real deal on food safety, like how long raw meat keeps and whether to freeze that leftover casserole.


Chicken thawed for four days. Safe?

by laredo 4 months ago

I thawed four or five chicken breasts Sunday, intending to make Chicken Romano Monday night. I cut them in half Monday but wasn't able to cook them Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Do you think t...

Anyone dined in an 'igloo' yet?

by gutreactions 10 months ago

Due to Covid protocols, restaurants have been trying all sorts of outdoor enclosures for safe dining. Igloos, tents, little greenhouses. Thinking of doing an igloo meal locally. What to look for? W...

Is my canning recipe safe?

by Katie17050 11 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...

Food Safety - Frozen Meat

by jjohio 1 year ago

Disclaimer - ever since I had kids I've become a psycho about food safety because I don't want to give my kids food poisoning then be up with a sick child all night lol. Alright so story. We got...

Food safety question

by sallyt 1 year ago

Hi - when returning from grocery shopping, I accidentally left 3 lbs of raw chicken breast on the floor of the kitchen for 2 hours. Kitchen was 75 degrees. The chicken was still cold when I put it ...

Cooking snafus!

by nutlicious 1 year ago

I made a tomato sauce in a Dutch oven and finished it with an immersion blender but I didn't have the plastic guard and it chipped the bottom of the pot. So all those chips got incorporated into th...

Sour cream

by bobl39 1 year ago

Can anyone tell me how long sour cream can last? Expired April of 2020, never opened and refrigerated.

Worried I’ve undercooked ribs?

by esspee123 1 year ago

Before you tell me ribs are best cooked slowly, I know, I just didn’t have time! I’m not concerned about taste/texture quality in this instance, but rather safety. They didn’t taste incredible for...

Salt Codfish, Bacalao

by Caleno 1 year ago

I've soaked bacalao Fri. PM - Sat. AM and stored unused half of fish in fridge in plastic container since Sat. It's now Thu. Is it still good (safe to cook)?

Potatoes and botulism... soup?

by lisaleira 1 year ago

Can a soup that has potatoes in it, that was left out overnight to cool... have botulism? it was boiled and then left out like 9 hours, then re-boiled. trying to read long articles about botulism a...

White spots appearing on sweet potatoes [right before my eyes! ] . . .

by mike2401 8 years ago

I know I must appear frightened by sweet potatoes but this really freaked me out: I cut into this sweet potato and a few seconds later, these crazy white spots appeared. I cut another wedge off...

Thai cooking ingredients

by codmeister 1 year ago

I have two ingredients from my Thai cooking that have been left in my refrigerator since last November. One is Maesri red curry paste, the other is Laksa paste. I have been out of commission sinc...

Would you eat left out food in this scenario?

by user26 1 year ago

Hey all, I've got a question I've been wondering about, I think I have a pretty good idea of the answer but just want clarification. At my current job site we dont have a fridge, however I typi...

Slow Cooker - Food Safety

by jjohio 1 year 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. ...

Am I going to be sick?

by Sassefras 1 year ago

I was making brownies and when I put in an egg I could tell it was spoiled. Right away I scooped out the little bit that had gotten in, went ahead and finished, then baked them. Will they make me s...

Chili Dilemma

by Mohansen1 2 years ago

Help. I was done cooking boiling bot chili at 10pm. I immediately wrapped the pot in plastic and put top on and placed in fridge at 2:45am. It was never served immediately covered with plastic wra...

Left frozen ribs on counter overnight

by michaeljc70 2 years ago

I took out 2 racks of frozen baby back ribs at 8pm last night and put them on the counter expecting to throw them in the fridge before bed. I forgot and put them in the fridge at 8am. Should I st...

Out of date vacuum sealed organic guacamole...

by amandacloe 2 years ago

Without realizing that the guacamole I decided to unseal tonight was over 2 months old, I took a spoonful to put on my chili and ate about a 1/2 spoonful before I realized it had a little acidic ta...

Left Four Pounds of Butter out overnight

by Gretchen 2 years ago

Can I use it or should i head back to the store? We have 50 people coming tomorrow, I don't want to poison the lot of them...UGH!

Mashed potato casserole

by raberbm 2 years ago

Several days ago, I put together a mashed potato casserole with chopped green onions and cheese and (I think) egg. I did not have a chance to make bake it, so its been in the fridge for the last t...