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.


Mashed potato casserole

by raberbm 2 days 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?

by borisabrams 3 days 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?

by MamaManda23 3 days 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?

by smtexdad 10 days 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...

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

by mike2401 6 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...

Out of date vacuum sealed organic guacamole...

by amandacloe 25 days 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...

Mushroom Identification

by kySafran 2 months ago

Just spotted these while taking the bins out. They look fine to eat but can anyone confirm or give me a lead as to what they are? They are pure white all over including the gills.

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

Life cycle of pickled herring

by Danybear 2 months ago

I continually purchase jars of pickled herring from the refrigerated case in grocery stores, then the jar get lost in the back of my fridge until the best before date rolls around. The herring is p...

Safe to Eat Meal Kit Box left overnight?

by paleogirl52 2 months ago

Left Box from GreenChef out overnight. Meat was pressed right up against freezer packs. Temp outside was probably 63-68 degrees. Meat felt cold but now I am not sure?

Zucchini Ok to Use?

by MamaManda23 3 months ago

Are these zucchini safe to use? They are firm, but the top of them at the top stem seems waterlogged, and a couple of them have that brown decaying look. Is it something that can be cut off? I don...

Is the gumbo still good?

by gcwhite 4 months ago

I made a simple gumbo. My first time making gumbo so wanted it to be easy. Chicken and sausage. Here’s my question: Cooked a big batch of chicken in crockpot on a Sunday. Froze in batches on Tue...

Forget ribs in foil in a hot car, still good to eat?

by St_Winter 6 months ago

So, me and the family went to go visit with my parents. My dad made his amazing slow cooked then grilled brown sugar bbq ribs that my mom kindly wrapped up in foil and handed me as we were leaving....

Is it safe to eat graham crackers after expired?

by boobmoose 9 years ago

Is it okay to eat graham crackers (still in an unopened package) two months after their expiration date? Thanks!

My yogurt expired a while ago

by Jpan99 6 years ago

Muller Greek yogurt with a corner of nuts. The best by date is May 13. It looks good, smells good, tastes good. I just ate it. Delicious. Should I have any concerns?

Can I Use Box Organic Chicken Broth After Opening?

by cgxy96 7 months ago

I opened a box of organic chicken stock that comes in a box 3 months ago but barely used a quarter of it. It has been in the fridge the whole time of opening. Can I still use it?

Question about keeping home made salsa

by borisabrams 8 months ago

Hey all, i am new cooking Mexican salsa (had enough of overpriced store-brought nonsense). I have been cooking my way through Gabriela Camara's new book, My Mexico City Cookbook. She has a recip...

Is expired parmesan block still safe to eat?

by cgxy96 8 months ago

Hi I bought a wedge of Italian imported parmesan cheese that was vacuum packed and only use only a quarter of it. I ziplock the rest and put it back in my fridge. It's been 3 months past the offici...

Is cream cheese past use date safe?

by Island 9 years ago

Discovered an unopened 8 oz box of Philly brand cream cheese in the cheese drawer of my fridge. 2 months past use date. Think it's still OK to use? Looks OK, but haven't tasted it since I have no i...