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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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...

Still good?

by TiberiusRex 10 months ago

I made a seitan this morning via baking not boiling. then I went and forgot about it in the oven. for 3 or 4 hours. it contains wheat gluten almond flour and graham flour yeast flakes and water a...

Pot roast left out overnight - safe to reheat and eat?

by bscepter 7 years ago

so we were following a suggestion by alton brown that you make a beef pot roast the night before, let it cool, and reheat it for dinner the next day. the thought being that heating, cooling, and th...

Buttermilk Out Overnight

by JerkPork 11 months ago

Title says it all? Toss or keep? I know, it's only $3. It's not the cash but I didn't get a chance to go but another one today.

Chili left out all night. Would you eat it?

by SeattleK 11 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 forgot about it when we went to bed. I got up this morning at 7 a.m. and - after c...

Bad beans?

by fasttlane 1 year ago

I opened a can of kidney beans it was foamy and smelt sour... i put a bit in my soup but then fished them out quick. Some of the canning slim is still in my soup. Is my soup still safe to eat? Were...

Has my turkey gone bad?

by xyz01 1 year ago

I bought my turkey crown on the 22nd.On the bag the use by date is 27th.The turkey was int the fridge,but it was very cold half frozen.I want to cook it today,but as i took it out of the fridge,the...

Old Tinned-Copper Danger?

by HungryHobbit 1 year ago

Is there any danger in cooking in old, tinned copper? The tin is in decent shape, but clearly old and has a heavy patina. Doesn't appear to be flaking off or anything. Just bumpy and slightly roug...

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

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by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...