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.

When Good Chorizo Goes Bad (Maybe)

by jessijessi 10 years ago

I got my chorizo (out of the casing) from my local butcher and it looked delicious! So -- it was in my fridg...


laura28 commented 2 days ago

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

by mike2401 5 years ago

I know I must appear frightened by sweet potatoes but this really freaked me out: I cut into this sweet potato and...


mponce713 commented 4 days ago

Thawed Garlic Toast Safe?

by mrsjagirard 2 years ago

I accidentally left out frozen garlic toast (Texas Toast) on the counter for 3 hours. It pretty much thawed. I quickl...

hotoynoodle commented 25 days ago

Chili left out all night. Would you eat it?

by SeattleK 9 years ago

Hubby and I just made a new pot of turkey chili last night around 8 p.m. It was left on the stove to cool and we for...


acgold7 commented 1 month 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...


reglagirl commented 1 month ago

Miso Paste left out in original packaging for a month

by LordZorgoth 1 month ago

I ordered some miso from the Mitoku and forgot I was supposed to put it in the fridge. It stayed in the box it was sh...


ricepad commented 1 month ago

Are these clams still useable?

by mish 11 years ago

I purchased a 5 lb bag of LIVE clams at costco today. When we got home my hubby emptied the car and shoved the clams...

hotoynoodle commented 1 month ago

Turkey Left Out Overnight or Longer - Would YOU Eat It?

by DarkRose 7 years ago

We spent Thanksgiving at my in-law's, with the usual spread prepared in the usual ways, and ate at about 3pm. Later t...


redcallie commented 2 months ago

Vegetarian chili left out overnight- would you eat it?

by shellbell17 3 months ago

Hi! I made a crock pot chili (beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, quinoa) last night. I transferred it to Tupperware at ...


gardener28 commented 2 months ago

mashed potatoes - how long do they keep?

by suncatchercc 11 years ago

Can I eat mashed potatoes (made w/butter and milk) that are a week old, or am I asking for trouble??


lecuyerr commented 2 months ago

Orange bits around deli sliced cheese -- safe?

by StephanD 4 months 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...


lucciano commented 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

Turkey sandwich left out overnight in bag

by MrPandaa 3 months 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 3 months ago

Meat left out

by meathound 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago

Frozen Rotisserie Chicken left out

by Rak5 4 months ago

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

C. Hamster commented 4 months ago

Are parsnip tops/greens edible?

by Jen76 8 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 4 months ago

Is there any hope (moldy potatoes)

by lisaleira 9 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 4 months ago

Refrigerator pickles left out over night - safe to eat?

by baroll 5 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 5 months ago