I am cooking beef ribs for a chemo patient and don't want to take any chances. The fat on the ribs is bluish greenish. See the photo. Is it normal or rotten? The meat looks good.

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While visual cues are often helpful, there is no way for anyone to let you know whether or not this product is a safety risk from the photo. More important would be to know whether or not it has been handled and stored in a food-safe manner.

  • Good advice. There's nothing in the picture that suggests spoilage, but by the time visible signs appear, it's probably been bad for a while, so it's not safe to judge based solely on appearance.
    – barbecue
    Apr 24, 2022 at 17:52

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