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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.

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Food Safety - Frozen Meat

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by jjohio 3 months 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

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by sallyt 4 months 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!

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by nutlicious 5 months 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

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by bobl39 6 months ago

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

Worried I’ve undercooked ribs?

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by esspee123 6 months 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

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by Caleno 6 months 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?

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by lisaleira 7 months 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! ] . . .

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by mike2401 7 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

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by codmeister 8 months 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?

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by user26 8 months 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

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by jjohio 8 months 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?

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by Sassefras 9 months 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

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by Mohansen1 9 months 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

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by michaeljc70 9 months 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...

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by amandacloe 12 months 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

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by Gretchen 11 months 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

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by raberbm 11 months 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...

Some frozen sockeye salmons taste fishier than usual?

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by borisabrams 11 months ago

Hey I have been buying wild Sockeye salmom from the local Whole Foods. The fish comes in packets of about 6 fillets. Often, the taste and smell is mild and lovely. Othertimes, the fish smells s...

Green Beans OK to Use?

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by MamaManda23 11 months ago

There are two green beans in the bag that are gross and black spotted like this. Should I toss the whole bag or are the rest ok to use? Feeding a little one too so don’t want to do anything risky, ...

55 Degree Turkey Safe?

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by smtexdad 11 months ago

Ordered a fresh, never frozen, pre-brined turkey online. It shipped from California at 7pm 11/25 and arrived to my door in Houston exactly 24 hours later. The turkey was refrigerated before shippin...