- Out of date food.
Check for smell. Cook thoroughly.
I got some chicken breasts out of the freezer a week or so ago – put them in the microwave to sit defrosting til the evening.Posted 4 years ago
That evening I decided to have salmon instead.
A few days later a visitor said “It smells like something has died in here!”
Thought it was remains of salmon cooking smells…
Didn’t twig til the next day when I opened the microwave..samuriMember
Yep, smell and sight have worked for quite a long time as good methods for ascertaining food acceptability. I recommend these methods.
Chicken can be off before its sell by date.
I’ll give anything in a tin an extremely decent benefit of the doubt. Years is just fine.
Oh, worst: I used to stop at this newsagent in bradford and buy a bottle of milk every morning. One day I was particularly thirsty which is strange because I’d had plenty to drink the night before. Anyway, I was so thirsty I grabbed the bottle of milk and just tipped it into my mouth without sniffing it. It was absolutely rancid. I can still taste it now.Posted 4 years ago
It’s what noses were intelligently designed for
you’ve clearly not seen my Dad’s nose, I refuse to believe it was ‘designed’ that way, unless he was being punished for something he did in a previous life…although it should be quite good at sniffing given how much air it must be able to suck in.Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
Best before means exactly that it usualy refers to a degradation in quality rather than spoilage. Dried herbs have a BB date they just lose their flavour.
Use by however should be more strictly adhered to, esp with chicken as it naturally contains a higher percentage of spoilage bacteria than say beef or pork. Worst case scenario you’ll visit the loo more often than normal tomorrow!Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
I would much prefer to rely on my instincts than the information insisted upon by the EU.
Way too much food gets unnecessarily wasted because of them.
I quite often find inspiration looking at the food on death row in the supermarket – when you’re not sure what you fancy for supper. Student habits die hard I guess!Posted 4 years agomattzzzzzzMember
Best Before- no issues apart from less crunchy biscuits/ flat pop dry cakes etc
Use by- meat that is unprocessed e.g chicken fillets,steak ,pork chops then sight and smell
Use by – processed meat e.g. Sausage,mince, burgers – I wouldn’t touch it
Vegetables and fruit- sight and smell even if its in date
Tins? Last for years
Dairy- wouldnt touch it
My ten pennethPosted 4 years agobutcherMember
There was an article a while back (in the Guardian maybe) about a guy who started eating out of date food as a test. He’s eat it a day after, then two days after….three days after…see how far he could get away with. In the end he was eating food weeks out out of date, allegedly with no ill effects.Posted 4 years ago
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