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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.

Tamales still safe to eat?

by onrushpam 9 years ago

My sister brought some tamales from TX (a friend of hers made them). We forgot they were in the fridge! I know they...


Manuelrocha commented 9 days ago

Turkey sandwich left out overnight in bag

by MrPandaa 10 days ago

So, it’s just like the title says. I was tired last night and forgot to put my turkey sandwich in the fridge. I rea...


treb commented 10 days ago

Meat left out

by meathound 11 days ago

I cooked marinated (in teriyaki sauce) flank steak last night. When we were finished I put what was left over in a pl...


MikeG commented 11 days ago

Orange bits around deli sliced cheese -- safe?

by StephanD 18 days ago

Sorry if this is an amateur question, but I rarely buy diff deli cheeses & don't know if it's common. I'm in NY and o...


medlar commented 17 days ago

Garlic confit botulism?

by killmanjaro 2 years ago

I just ate a dish of pasta with garlic confit drizzled over it, the garlic confit was made yesterday and left out ove...

PhilD commented 19 days ago

Frozen Rotisserie Chicken left out

by Rak5 21 days ago

Hi. Generally I'm pretty safe with this, but things got hectic. Fresh, well done rotisserie chicken breasts picked up...

C. Hamster commented 20 days ago

I left a carton of half-and-half on the counter overnight.

by Sensuous 7 years ago

I left a small carton of half-and-half on the kitchen counter last night. Does it have to be thrown out? It does no...


chowhound0 commented 1 month ago

Are parsnip tops/greens edible?

by Jen76 7 years ago

I planted parsnips last fall (live in Phoenix so our growing season is somewhat reversed) and just pulled 3 out of th...


namderf commented 1 month ago

Is there any hope (moldy potatoes)

by lisaleira 6 months ago

Is there hope. One has a lot of mold, one has a little, one seems to have none. They lived in a bag together for two ...


ducky007 commented 1 month ago

Refrigerator pickles left out over night - safe to eat?

by baroll 2 months ago

I made these refrigerator pickles yesterday and forgot to put them in the fridge after they cooled down. They were ou...

ChristinaMason commented 2 months ago

Is it safe to eat graham crackers after expired?

by boobmoose 6 years ago

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

Ruth Lafler commented 2 months ago

Lobster Bisque

by raberbm 12 months ago

I bought some frozen lobster bisque and had it shipped to my house. When it arrived, it was not completely frozen an...


thefatspice1 commented 2 months ago

My yogurt expired a while ago

by Jpan99 4 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 ...


Daiwai commented 2 months ago

I left cooked veggies out all night - safe to eat?

by alwayshungrygal 3 years ago

I think the title says it all. I roasted 2 bunches of asparagus in OO and lemon juice, and put them in a covered con...


lakedancer commented 3 months ago

More on safe chicken

by RiverGypsy 4 months ago

I had a late night last night, and the last thing I did before bed was put a whole chicken in the crock pot with vegg...

silkenpaw commented 3 months ago

Would you still use vacuum packaged meat left out at room temperature?

by jingyuand 4 months ago

I purchased one vacuum packaged deli turkey and forgot to put it in the fridge overnight. I looks and smells fine. ...


HoosierFoodie commented 3 months ago

Dried Anchovies

by adamchrissy 4 months ago

Is it safe to eat Dried Anchovies without cooking them? - I have read from some that you should cook them and from ot...


LorenzoGA commented 4 months ago

Tofu 2 Days Past Expiration Date -- Okay to use?

by NShewmaker 4 months ago

Hey Guys, I am making a marinated tofu recipe (I have a brand new package, but found one hidden in the fridge that...

Ttrockwood commented 4 months ago

Is is safe to eat Basil with bugs?

by crowmuncher 6 years ago

I notice this white, nasty growth on my sorry excuse for a basil plant. I do like to use it on pizza, etc but always...


jnm3079 commented 5 months ago