Questions tagged [food-safety]

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

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Is stinky tofu safe to eat [duplicate]

How safe is stinky tofu since it does smell like feces. Is there risk of bad prep when making it or coming out of places with questionable food safety practice?
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Undercooked Tri Tip

I like to smoke tri tip to an internal temp of 100F, then sear it on the grill to an internal temp of 130F. Could I take the meat out of the smoker at 100F, cool it down with ice to 60F, store it in ...
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Egg Food-safety [duplicate]

My refrigerator failed and the inside temperature ranged from 40 to 60 for three days. Are my eggs still good? All I can find is that eggs that reach 90 or higher are no longer good. Will the water ...
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How to distinguish correctly if a long stored coconut oil is still usable?

I have just discovered there is a passed BBD(best before date) purified coconut in the storage. This is also the first time for me to know what is a purified coconut because of the search/research of ...
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Can you water bath a cooked then cooled jam recipe?

I tried a peach jam recipe that is cooked then cooled to thicken without pectin (6+ hour cool time). The recipe says you can freeze it or can it. What would be the safest method to can it? I have ...
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Why does packaging indicate that a ribeye cut needs to reach 165 F?

Even though the FDA recommends 145 F as the safe temperature for whole cuts of beef, this ribeye I bought, as per packaging instructions, needs to reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 F. Could ...
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I had a spiral ham delivered, outside in shade for right at 2 hrs. Ham was still cool to touch. Is it still good? [duplicate]

I just had a vacuum packed spiral ham delivered from the grocery. It was in the shade and outside temp in the '80s. It sat out there for right at 2 hours. It was still cool to chilly to the touch. Is ...
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Tiny orange yellow bug in raspberries? What is it? [migrated]

There's a tiny orange yellow bug in raspberries: What is it? The fruit was sitting in the fridge for 3 days
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What to use on top of a baking stone: parchment paper, a silicone sheet or a thin steel tray?

According to the top-rated answer to this question, you cannot wash the baking stone (or else you can, using baking soda and a lot of care and time, which is not practical). I am mostly interested in ...
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Flatbread dough turned red

Today I made some flatbread and while cooking them I noticed a reddish coloring of the dough. I didn't add anything red in particular, so I am very surprised they turned out this way. Why did that ...
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Why not incorporate eggs at the last moment when making crepes?

My question is about the sequence/timing of adding the ingredients. In all crepes recipes I have seen, eggs are added before the batter is mixed. I wonder if it would make sense to add them after. Two ...
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Food safety of custard slice

A recipe to make custard slices involves cooking egg yolks with milk, sugar, flour and gelatine to 80 degrees Celsius, then folding in beaten egg whites (beaten with a small amount of lemon juice and ...
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How many years does canned jelly stay safe to eat? [duplicate]

I have several jars of canned grape jelly that are at least 10 years old. Are they still safe to eat?
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Scientific results on which oils to use for pan-frying

I am trying to find out which oils are suitable for pan-frying at high temperatures (when frying steaks or pancakes where smoke points are typically reached). Since there seems to be no agreement and ...
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Is it acetobacter in the bottom of my caramelized beetroot relish?

I have been making a caramelized beetroot relish for a few years now. It is stored in 320g glass jars which are washed and sterilized and heated in the oven to a temp of 140 deg C. I use the ...
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have these avocados gone bad?

Having googled it, it says that avocados with black spots have gone bad. However I asked someone and they said that it fine and you can eat it - it’s like a banana which has gone slightly black on ...
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Is my extra virgin olive oil rancid? [closed]

Couldn't tell by smell if my bottle of Great Value olive oil was rancid or not - and decided to taste, about 2 teaspoons. It had the bitter, peppery sorta burn in the back of my throat that some ...
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How to properly clean raw chicken cut in pieces?

In the country where I live, whole chicken is the cheapest protein you can buy and I cook it every week at home. I always ask the butcher to cut it into pieces for me and I use it for stews, grilled, ...
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Does invisible mould exist?

Sometimes I feel weird after eating food that by all appearances looked normal, including the interior. For meat and produce I can understand there might have been bacteria that of course wouldn’t be ...
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With few items, it easier/safer to use the fridge for everything, are there trade offs?

I don't keep much food in the house, and generally use the fridge as a general purpose store for all kinds of food, as a way to slow down chemical reactions and lifeform growth alike, as well as ...
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From a food safety perspective, what's the difference between a dish I ate in and rinsed off afterward vs. a dish with food that I didn't eat in?

I have asked the following question before: Is it safe to only rinse visible residue from container if I then refrigerate the container? I've gotten some great answers to it which help me further ...
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Is it okay to eat fish with an isopod parasite on it?

I bought some frozen Hairtail fish (Chinese: 帶魚) and one of them had some kind of isopod on it. I already removed the bug and threw it out, but after some research it looks a lot like the image here: ...
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Can I add fresh minced garlic to a jar of Huy Fong chili paste without risking botulism?

Can I add fresh minced garlic to a jar of Huy Fong chili paste without risking botulism? Ingredients: Chili, salt, acetic acid, potassium sorbate and sodium bisulfite as preservatives, xanthan gum.
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Is it safe to only rinse visible residue from container if I then refrigerate the container?

I like to eat off silicone containers. I've noticed that if I rinse them right away after eating, there will be basically no visible residue left on the surface. Now let's say that, err, I had a ...
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Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?

I have been drinking shakes made from frozen raw milk; just wondering that could it lead to any illness. Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?
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Is cured meat broth edible?

We bought a chunk of raw beef in brine in the store. I was marked "fully cured,... boiling will develop pink color". After adding some water and slow cooking it overnight it turned into ...
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Is yoghurt mixed with milk safe?

I have always been told that you shouldn't drink milk and eat yoghurt together. So today in the kitchen channel when they made a smoothie with milk and yoghurt I was shocked. Since I couldn't find ...
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Is it safe to wash meat packaging before throwing it away?

Is it recommended to wash plastic packaging for raw meat before disposing of it? I see advice to just rinse it with soap in the sink to prevent the bin from smelling. However, I also see it is usually ...
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Dried garbanzo beans not expanding when soaked

I recently tried soaking dried garbanzo beans for the first time. The 'quick soak' method which involved boiling them for 5 minutes and then letting them sit an hour didn't seen to change their ...
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Sage - how much can you eat fresh?

I have just bought a flowerpot of sage - Salvia officinalis. I know that the leaves can be used for tea. But can they also be eaten fresh, as a snack or as part of the salad? Is there any limit on the ...
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Can meat spoil outside the fridge if it's baked into bread as a filling?

I made some meat buns tonight (that is, buns with cooked chicken stuffed inside them before being baked), and I'm wondering if I should bother keeping the buns inside the fridge, because that would ...
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Raw Frogs Legs pink liquid - Still safe to eat? [duplicate]

I have some raw, commercially packed and frozen frogs legs that I thawed overnight in the fridge about 4-5 days ago. I noticed a lot of pinkish liquid inside the packaging. Is it still safe to eat ...
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Lamb half cook then recook next day

Is it safe to half cook a lamb roast and the recook the roast the next day?
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How can I clean chia seeds?

I'm wondering about how to properly clean chia seeds since they cannot be washed in water as other seeds. I've read that they need not to be washed, but then how to clean them?
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Is it safe to cook pancakes on a copper surface?

I've read a lot about copper cookware and how it's useful for heat management and its non-stick qualities, as long as it is tinned. But after watching this video showing a Korean restaurant preparing ...
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Is mechanically separated beef legal in products in the U.S.?

I was shopping on line at a major supermarket and noticed items from major brands that the ingredients list lists mechanically separated pork and chicken. I don't know about the pork or chicken but ...
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Use of thawed Beef blood

I recently thawed a roast and put blood aside to use to add to gravy mix. Was this dangerous to do? It was brought to a boil.
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If one tomato had molded, is the rest of the pack safe to eat?

Yesterday I bought a pack of cherry tomatoes and after arriving home I discovered that one of them had developed some impressive black mold (it was bigger than the tomato itself!). Of course, I tossed ...
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Food safety and botulism indicators for pressure canned goods

Several months ago I canned some ham and pea soup, following this recipe verbatim. All went well and the jars have been sitting in my dark pantry ever since. This was my very first time (ever) using a ...
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What makes it possible to store this uncooked fish product in the fridge for up to a month?

I have bought what looks to be a defrosted raw salmon product in airtight packaging: On the back of the package, it is written that this product can be stored in the fridge for up to a month from the ...
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Storing lemon juice with crushed mint

I really enjoy grinding mint with lemon, then adding that to various drinks. I buy fresh mint but mint leaves wither pretty fast. I thought about grinding the entire mint bundle in lemon juice at once ...
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Verdigris on copper-bottomed pan

I have a small stainless steel pan with a copper bottom. The diameter is around 4in or 10cm, so it is really small. I use it exclusively for tempering or what is known in India as tadka. That is, I ...
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Cooking a mix of raw and cooked meat

I have cooked meat that is fully prepared, I like its taste but not its texture. I want to mince it, add it to some raw minced meat and prepare something from the entire mass. What is the correct way ...
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Orange juice preservation by chemical presevatives

How much Sodium Benzoate should I add to preserve 200ml Orange juice?
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How to clean/wash (Sichuan) peppercorns?

Tragically, I spilled over a bottle of Sichuan peppercorns on the kitchen floor, which is fairly dirty (we walk on it with outdoor shoes, and if you wipe at the floor with a cloth it will pick up a ...
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Brownie batter left out [duplicate]

I had my brownie batter in the pan to bake, put it in the oven for 5 minutes, then had to take it out due to an emergency. I left it out for about 2 hours before I got back. I then put it in the ...
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Is there any botulism risk in homemade cold brew coffee?

Cold brew coffee is known to be less acidic and it stays airtight in fridge overnight. It's not heated before consumption. There are news on the internet about a well known coffee producer recalling ...
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Eating dehydrated uncooked red potato

I sliced some red potatoes and put them, without any prior processing (no cooking, no frying etc.), in a dehydrator at 45 celsius. Several hours later, they came out crispy and tasty. However, when I ...
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How long can flour dough sit on counter?

I'm making flour tortillas with all purpose flour, butter, water, and baking powder. How long can the dough sit on counter?
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Pasteurized milk boiling dilemma

Experts tell drinking pasteurized milk from carton is fine. But sometimes, when I boil refrigerated previously opened milk carton with oats, it curdles. Does that mean it is not safe to drink milk ...

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