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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.

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Mold on Corn

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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

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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...

Horchata

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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 ...

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

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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)?

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by Low Country Jon 12 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?

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by Amanda118 2 years 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)

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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...

Thawed Garlic Toast Safe?

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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.

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

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by Sensuous 9 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 not smell bad. I was thinking I may be able to use it for baking or maybe for mac...

Miso Paste left out in original packaging for a month

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by LordZorgoth 2 years 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 shipped in for just over a month. There's no mold. The miso was unpasteurized a...

Are these clams still useable?

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by mish 13 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 in the freezer by mistake. It wasn't until late tonight when we realized what ...

Vegetarian chili left out overnight- would you eat it?

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by shellbell17 2 years ago

Hi! I made a crock pot chili (beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, quinoa) last night. I transferred it to Tupperware at 7pm, left it uncovered to cool... and promptly forgot about it until 2am when I ...

mashed potatoes - how long do they keep?

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by suncatchercc 13 years ago

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

Orange bits around deli sliced cheese -- safe?

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by StephanD 2 years 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 order my groceries online, so I can't watch them slice the cheese. Today, I g...

Tamales still safe to eat?

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by onrushpam 11 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 were made more than a week ago... probably on the 20th or 21st. They've been ...

Turkey sandwich left out overnight in bag

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by MrPandaa 2 years 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 really don’t want to walk all the way down to the cafeteria (I’m a college studen b...