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Questions tagged [food-safety]

Questions on handling, preparing, and storing food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.

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Cold smoked bacon biltong safety

Just looking for a safety/sanity check here regarding making biltong from cold smoked bacon. I would like to make bacon biltong using a recipe similar to this one: 1 kilogram Back bacon 4 ...
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What drives many users to be overly concerned about safety? [migrated]

I am surprised by the number and contents of question concerning food safety. Please do not take this as an assertion about non existence of microbic contamination or to ridiculize anything / anyone. ...
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Accidentally ate soup cooked with plastic wrapper, how toxic was this? [on hold]

I have an instant pho product, made in vietname. It comes with ingredients wrapped in plastic, I emptied these into a bowl and the noodles. Then I added some boiling water to cook it. The problem is,...
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Can I safely eat uncooked raw chicken that has been in my freezer over a year? [duplicate]

Can I safely eat raw uncooked chicken that has been in my freezer since April 2018 (over a year)?
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A one hour interuption in cooking chicken, will it be safe to eat?

I half boiled chicken legs and thighs, put them in my Crock Pot with BBQ sauce, put the slow cooker on high, but forgot to plug it in. I discovered my mistake an hour later. So I quickly put them in ...
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I forgot my falafel and shawarma wrap [duplicate]

At around 2pm yesterday, I bought wraps from a street stand I'm familiar with. I brought it home... and forgot it existed. It's 10am next day, but it's untouched and as well sealed as a takeout ...
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potential cereulide on plastic container, can it be washed off?

I recently saw a video of a person who died from eating 5 day old unrefrigerated pasta. The cause was cereulide toxin from Bacillus cereus bacteria in the food. I recently left pasta unrefrigerated in ...
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How long overnight oats are safe/ok to eat

So I forgot my bowl of oats in the fridge and it has been 15 hours, I can either throw them away and make another bowl but I wanted to ask if it is safe to consume a bowl of oats that have been left ...
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Is this dark muscovado sugar safe to use?

I've got a batch of dark muscovado sugar that I rarely use, sitting in an airtight ziploc bag. Upon opening it today, I noticed that is gone very hard and some of the lumps are white inside. There's ...
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Bailey's curdled in coffee?

I put an irish bar's baileys into my morning's black coffee I kept warm in a Stanley thermos. But after an indeterminate amount of time (between 10 mins to an hour), some of the milk curdled. Is that ...
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Am I at risk for food poisoning now after reheating a potato?

After school I wanted a potato. So I got one of those plastic wrapped jumbo potatoes from Kroger. I only heated it for about 2 and a half min until I decided I didnt want it until later. I then ...
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Uncooked meat left unrefrigerated over night [duplicate]

Would food grade hydrogen peroxide suffice to kill any toxins that might have developed in meat purchased from the grocery store still wrapped and left unrefrigerated overnight? The ambient ...
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Is the milk spoiled when a thin layered textured appears in the bottom of pan?

I use Pasteurized Amul milk (see here). Last time, I purchased it on May 3rd and has expiry as today, 05-05-19. (Outside temperate in our area is around 35-40 degrees) I keep it (packaged when not ...
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Mold on salami, is it safe?

I took a salami and removed the outer plastic packaging and hung it in my refrigerator to dry. After about a week it got white mold on it. Is this normal/safe? I know that real/fancy salami has molds ...
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Eating food slightly past its prime [duplicate]

Are there any dangers of eating food that's slightly past its prime? Say there's no visible mold or any other signs of spoiling, but the smell and taste aren't quite as good as they were right after ...
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Accidentally turn on warm not high [duplicate]

I accidentally put my crockpot on warm setting for 4 hours with pork chops . I turned on high . Will they be ok ?
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How long will chili paste keep in the fridge?

This chili paste recipe says it will keep in the fridge "indefinitely under a thin layer of oil" I don't doubt this statement as I have heard it many times on various occasions from reputable sources ...
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Legume-based pasta and phytohaemagglutinin

Most legume-based pasta specify a cook time of fewer than 10 minutes. Is that sufficient to deactivate the phytohaemagglutinin? I initially thought that the bean flour may have been precooked before ...
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Vacumm packed after due date [duplicate]

I have in my fridge a vacuum packed of sirloin steak that reached the due date last week. Can I use it?! how long can I use it after passing due date?! Please advise Regards Gisela
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Thermometer with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi output?

I am looking for a thermometer(if it is also a hygrometer that’s great) that I can put in the fridge and have it send the temperature periodically to my computer or phone with wifi, or bluetooth? Just ...
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What's the FDA recommended sous vide temperature for in-shell egg pasteurization?

My problem I am trying to figure out the official FDA guideline for time and temperature of in-shell egg pasteurization process in heated water (sous vide). What have I tried Googled this site, ...
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Is mustard lid supposed to pop when opening?

I opened a jar of English mustard with a flat plastic lid and it didn't pop. It wasn't bulging or anything and contains citric acid. Is it supposed to pop? I notice French's mustard (North American ...
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Does cooking meat affect the use by date? [duplicate]

In a supermarket, meats (chicken, lamb, beef and pork (excluding fish)) have a use by date (I'm ignoring all best before dates for this question). After we cook meat, I have seen advice which ...
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Why does my home made chilli sauce ferment?

Good day all My lovely wife makes a super sauce with chillies, olive oil, lemon juice, wine vinegar and garlic. Works a treat when we make a jarful for home use and one or two extra ones for friends. ...
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Washing or rinsing fish and seafood

Do you wash or rinse your fish before cooking it? I usually don't, but I'm not sure whether I'm right or wrong. Well, ok, I guess it's probably unnecessary in most cases but, what if we're making a ...
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Is reserved egg marinade safe to keep for 2-3 days? [duplicate]

I have come across a marinade recipe for chicken. It calls to blend an egg with oil and vinegar and seasonings. The chicken is to be marinated for up to 3 days. The recipe calls to reserve some of ...
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Can dried beans be pickled/fermented?

Can dry beans, when soaked, be pickled/fermented, such as in vinegar or brine? Or would there be too much phytic acid in them?
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How to cool large amount of liquids in a home kitchen? [duplicate]

I like to prep and freeze large amounts of soup at once but have come to understand that I probably have a food safety issue cooling them in my refrigerator. I had been putting them is a cube shaped ...
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How dangerous is mold at the bottom of container with fat

My friends from a farm gave me some clarified butter, about half a liter in a plastic container. I used it for some time, mostly for frying. A couple of days ago I saw mold spots at the bottom of the ...
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Food safety in an oven after cooking [duplicate]

My wife was cooking a turkey leg/thigh quarter in the oven at 350. She turned off the oven after cooking and mistakenly left it in there for two days(!). If the leg/thigh was cooked to the right ...
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Storing vegetarian sausages

I often eat Linda McCartney sausages: Linda Mccartney 6 Vegetarian Sausages 300G ...but, as I don't own a freezer, I have to store them in the fridge. As the sausages come frozen, I imagine that ...
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Is it safe to reheat chickpeas twice?

I cooked a batch of garbanzo beans, immediately washed under cold tap water, drained 10-20 minutes, and transferred to the fridge to chill for a few hours, then transferred to portioned freezer bags ...
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Am I thawing this London Broil safely?

I started thawing a thick cut of London Broil (maybe 1.5 lbs) in cold water and then I realized I didn’t want to start cooking it yet. I’ve moved it to the fridge. While thawing in cold water, I had ...
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Is it safe to cook large cuts of meat sous vide?

I sous vide a lot and am familiar with the relationships between food safety, internal temperature, and time. I'll eat chicken breast cooked at a long time at 138F just to make a point. Some large ...
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Store meat raw or cooked outside [duplicate]

In the outside world ... Let us imagine that we have enough meat to make two stews. Is it best to split meat and cook one today and one tomorrow or cook both today and reheat tomorrow? Either way, ...
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Prefrozen pork ribs

I bought frozen pork ribs and the label said pre-frozen. what does this mean, and is it safe to thaw and eat. To me, it sounds like it was frozen twice.
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What is the actual probability of food poisoning with food left unrefrigerated overnight? [closed]

There are two components to risk: probability (how likely is the bad thing to happen) and hazard (how severe are the negative consequences). I know that hazard can be quite bad in case of food ...
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Is marinating raw fish in sweet fortified wine safe?

Is marinating raw fish in sweet fortified wine safe, or will the presence of sugar foster bacteria growth ? The wine is 16.5% ABV and the whole thing is kept in a fridge.
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How much of methylcellulose is safe?

Not a duplicate of this question, as I know that it's used for cooking, I just don't know how much of it is safe. I heard that methylcellulose is used as a laxative (it is not digestible, just like ...
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Bacteria contamination inside a thermos bottle

Let's say that I have a pot of boiling stew. I then pour this, still boiling, inside a thermos bottle, and close the lid right away. Everything inside the bottle should be sterile at this point, due ...
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If we cut ourselves when preparing food, unless that food is going to be cooked thoroughly, should it be tossed?

Probably every person who cooks has cut themselves while preparing food. Blood can carry many pathogens, so continuing to prepare that food may incorporate those pathogens into the food. Unless it is ...
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Boiled Ribs left in water overnight, parents say its fine to eat [duplicate]

So my dad boiled ribs this morning, and it was left on the counter for like 14 hours and I said its probably not safe to eat cause they say after 2 hours you shouldn't eat it, but they said cause it ...
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Advice for Cleaning Contaminated Anodized Cookware

I recently returned home from a month long trip to find that I had accidentally left a hard anodized aluminum pot in my fridge full of leftover pasta. After removing the rotting food I tried washing ...
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Baking chicken while respecting maximum olive oil temperature

I normally cook chicken on a pan with some olive oil (which supports a maximum temperature of 160C) but I am trying to bake on the oven instead. I've found a recipe where some olive oil placed at the ...
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Should I be concerned about drinking tap water?

I grew up in the United States and have been drinking tap water my whole life. More recently some of my friends have been making me feel a little bit guilty or awkward about the safety of tap water, ...
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What is safe/GMP prescribed limit of Sodium Benzoate in nacho dough?

I've been cutting nacho triangles from rolled dough and then after lightly pan-roasting them I store them as ready-to-fry, which works and tastes very good but it devlops mould within a week. So, I ...
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Advice on bulk buying nuts

I am thinking about buying nuts in bulk, specifically hazelnuts, almonds and/or walnuts. Are there any considerations regarding: Type of nut - i will buy straight from farmers so i have to hope they ...
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Is there any way to tell beforehand if you will get food poisoning from a meal?

I was watching the news and saw an entire family of young kids on a road trip dying from food poisoning after they had stopped to grab lunch at a small diner. Could they have known this would happen ...
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Botulism risk with oil

I've been reading about oil infused with raw veg and herbs and how it can give you botulism, and now I'm worried that when I use oil when preparing any vegetables I will contaminate my oil with ...
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Are fermented home-canned berries safe?

I just opened home-canned blueberries and blackberries. They are probably 5 years old, and taste like alcohol. Are they safe to eat? I don't know anything about the original canner's intent. The ...