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

by DarkRose 9 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 that night, I noticed the turkey was still sitting on the stove, covered in foil....

Doctors Recommend Donuts as Safe Alternative to Romaine Lettuce

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Instead doctors suggest substituting donuts for romaine. Safe varieties include jelly-filled, custard, glazed, cake, chocolate long john, powdered, Boston creme, sprinkled, and maple bacon....

Are city pigeons safe to eat?

by RealMenJulienne 8 years ago

"When you look at a pigeon, you might see a dirty, rat-like bird that fouls anything it touches with feathers or feces, but I see a waste-scavenging, protein-generating biomachine.... A food sourc...

Forgot to turn on my crockpot!!

by zgirl1478 3 years ago

Help!! I prepped my 8 lb roast with a dry rub and placed it in the crockpot with boiling liquid with the lid on and forgot to turn it on. I realized this after 5 hours and then turned it on to high...

Weird vanilla floaties

by baileybakes 1 year ago

Hi everyone! I know this isn’t exactly a cocktail question, but I think you cocktail makers and rum dealers may be more likely to know the answer to this. So here goes! I have been maki...

Store bought roasted chicken - how long ok in the fridge?

by harrison 8 years ago

Anyone have a general rule of thumb on this? Ours are usually gone pretty quickly, but we have one that's been hanging around about 5 days. Too long?

Naem Anyone?

by JayDK 1 year ago

Bought a sausage at Vientiane, Seattle. It's been sitting at room temperature since Sunday. Now, how do I cook it? Is it safe?

Mold on Corn

by nuraman00 1 year ago

I see some white spots on my corn, that's still packed in the plastic carton it came in. Can I cut or wash it off, and cook it?

Pork out of fridge but wrapped

by Jetombe 1 year ago

I know I should probably just throw it out, but... I defrosted some minced pork, in its plastic covered package, out of the fridge overnight. In the morning I forgot to put it in the fridge and o...


by LiveLoveLaugh123 1 year ago

if anyone knows: can you still drink rice horchata that is homemade and was left in pitcher on table over night? my house is usually between 65 to 70 and the recipe consist of water, sweetened cond...

Red Sauce left out overnight - Still safe to eat?

by freshlycured 7 years ago

Last night, after making a fresh batch of red sauce w/ sausage, I left it in the pot to cool on the stove. Unfortunately, I fell asleep and didn't remember to put in in the refrigerator until 5 th...

How long can ground beef stay in the fridge?

by paper_bag_princess 11 years ago

I made some hamburgers on Sunday evening using fresh ground beef. I left two burgers in the fridge uncooked. Are they still ok to cook today and eat?

Left queso melt out overnight. Safe to eat?

by dub612 1 year ago

I left an unopened container of store bought queso-melt out overnight (didn't see it at the bottom of the shopping bag). It came out of the refrigerated section at the store & the first ingredient ...

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

my saltines were stored in a closet where laundry was stored but sealed now smells like soap, is that dangerous?

by krissyafite 4 years ago

I was feeling woozey and ate a saltine. It tastes gross like laundry detergent, so I had water cause I hear that helps. Is that safe?

Is it safe to eat raw rapini (broccoli raab)?

Low Country Jon
by Low Country Jon 11 years ago

I just brought some rapini home in my weekly CSA box. Since I've never used it at home before, I searched the web and found a difference of opinion about eating it raw. Some say "no," but I've ye...

Safe chicken?

by Amanda118 1 year ago

Hi there, I left a COMPLETELY frozen whole chicken on the counter yesterday evening... and kinda forgot about it over night. At around 9:30 PM the skin was thawed but the meat felt pretty frozen st...

When Good Chorizo Goes Bad (Maybe)

by jessijessi 12 years ago

I got my chorizo (out of the casing) from my local butcher and it looked delicious! So -- it was in my fridge since Saturday afternoon, in the original butcher paper, untouched and unopene...

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...

Thawed Garlic Toast Safe?

by mrsjagirard 4 years ago

I accidentally left out frozen garlic toast (Texas Toast) on the counter for 3 hours. It pretty much thawed. I quickly threw it in the freezer but do you think it is safe to eat? Thanks.