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.


Food Safety - Frozen Meat

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

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!

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

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?

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

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?

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! ] . . .

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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...

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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...