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

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Pecan pie says “keep frozen” on the box, but the store is selling them just sitting out. Is this safe?

My local supermarket has a display of Edwards Pecan Pie boxes that all say "keep frozen" on the box, yet they are just sitting out at room temperature in a display. I asked and the manager said this ...
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Is there any use for the bark trimmings of dry aged beef?

I have dry aged my own beef, and now Im wondering if there are any applications for the bark trimmings aside from binning them. Also wondering whether it is safe to be consumed. I aged my beef in an ...
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Medium - Rare steak as meal prep ok? [duplicate]

Hi I am doing a weekly meal prep cooking myself, and was wondering if it's ok to grill steaks medium rare and then put them in the fridge to eat in the next 2-3 days, or bacteria can still develop for ...
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How long is canned ham good for left out of the fridge? [duplicate]

My son was needing help with some food because he was laid off from work. So i told him i would leave him care package on the porch that consisted of an armour canned ham. It was late at night in ...
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I Froze chicken breast and took it out a day earlier? Is it still safe to eat?

I brought some chicken breast which was vaccum sealed in a package. It was due to expire in a weeks time (9th), but I was going to be on holiday, so therefore decided to freeze it. I defrosted it on ...
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do you have to heat seeded flatbread

I have always eaten morrisons seeded flatbread cold but looked at the packaging and it says it must be heated thoroughly, why is this
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Cooking water spinach safely

Apparently water spinach (kangkung) has a parasite as it grows in water. How does one cook it safely to ensure that all the parasite eggs/cysts are no longer viable? I worry that with frying they ...
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Slimy whey in store-bought yoghurt

The yoghurt I bought from the store in a 1 l glass jar has in the 4 or 5 days since opening separated a little from the whey. The whey is has gone slimy putting me off breakfast. On this site it has ...
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Is pre-cooked beef that's not completely dehydrated safe to leave out?

Recently, I pan-fried a beef tenderloin (grass fed) till it was medium rare. Then, after slicing it into chunks and marinating it for two hours, I dehydrated it for five hours. After dehydration, the ...
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Cooking bolognese sauce in stainless steel versus dutch oven?

I've got a recipe I've been meaning on trying for sauce that indicates using an assumably ceramic dutch oven. Will I be in any dangerous territory if I use a stainless steel pot instead? I know not to ...
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What does “set aside for x hours” imply?

I'm following a recipe for making chutney and one of the steps is "Set aside for 24 hours". Does this mean in the fridge? If not, then does it just not matter? I was going to leave it in the fridge ...
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Pressure Canner vs pressure cooker

I am wondering what the difference is between a pressure canner and a pressure cooker? Will they do the same thing? Isn't the difference mainly in the size e.g.: width of the bottom?? Thanx...
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Delicata squash - good outside but not sure about inside

I cooked spaghetti squash recently and put the raw seeds and pulp in the fridge and it did smell a bit strong. But I ate the spaghetti squash and it was fine. Today I cooked delicata squash which was ...
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Raw fish left out [duplicate]

I asked my roommate to put my raw salmon in the fridge yesterday and I just discovered she put it in the sink instead of the fridge and it’s been there for 17 hours. It’s probably not good to eat ...
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Biscuits with Egg and Butter - how long will they keep?

I have a biscuit/cookie recipe that involves egg and butter - after I bake the cookies how long will they keep, at room temperature in an air-tight container? (edit: In the USA cookies are (sometimes?...
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Uncooked peppers and garlic in olive oil fizzled when opened

I put uncooked hot peppers in olive oil with garlic, onions, and seasoning. When I opened the jars, they fizzled. Is this safe to eat?
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Preparing pine and fir needles collected in the wild

I live near a small patch of forest that features various pines and firs. I have been thinking to use their needles for home-made gravlax. What would be the safest way to prepare them in a way that ...
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Chicken defrosting for over a day?

So I was defrosting some chicken breasts for a crock pot meal 2 days ago. I set them out Wed night and checked them thursday and they were basically still frozen solid. So I let them defrost another ...
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Are these mushrooms still edible?

Are these mushrooms still edible? The colour of the gills changed. I'm not sure what kind of mushrooms they are. They're not store-bought though, my mother picked them from the forest. She also ...
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For a mod other user was rude. I objected but now my post is gone. Why is my post unable to be edited without peer review? [migrated]

Why is my post not listed under my questions? Why can’t I delete it? I tried to put this in meta, but the site won't let me ask a question there. I was NOT permitted to add a comment to any post ...
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Jar pasta sauce resealed itself in fridge overnight. Is it safe to eat?

I opened a jar of heavy cream pasta sauce (pumpkin, tomato, cream, etc), ate some and stored the rest in the fridge. The next day it seamed to have sealed itself. The button stayed down when I ...
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Is it safe to bake in an oven with melted plastic residue left?

For space reasons, my apartment leaves some of our casserole dishes and baking trays in the oven. When my roommate went to preheat the oven one night, he failed to realize that some of them had ...
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Is my pork roast bad? [duplicate]

I put my pork loin roast in the Crock-Pot with the juices and seasoning last night at about 10 it was on for about an hour. I think it accidentally got unplugged around 11 and sat till 6 in the ...
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Can food go bad in the oven? [duplicate]

I left some potatoes cut in half, oiled, cooked to a high temp and left in a toaster oven overnight. Is this safe to eat? If not, what is the mechanism by which the potatoes go bad? Can bacteria get ...
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What's the safest shape for homemade hard-candy

I'm thinking about trying to make some wintergreen hard-candies out of gum paste + wintergreen extract, but wasn't sure what shape / size to make them. It got me thinking, "What shape should these ...
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Homemade yogurt hygiene; can the results be dangerous?

I'm late to the Instant Pot homemade yogurt game, but have been having fun eating the results. I'm relatively careful about cleaning the pot and implements, but I assume that at some point I'll let ...
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kansui powder vs. lye water, which one is better for noodles?

What is the difference between kansui powder and lye water? Can they substitute for each other?
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Is it safe to refrigerate a 3-2-1 ratio pickle I mistakenly processed for canning?

I followed a recipe based on 3-2-1 ratio of water-vinegar-sugar. I boiled the water, added the vinegar and sugar, whisked until the sugar dissolved, let it cool a bit, and added seasonings. I then ...
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Is it okay to use these oregano leaves?

I have an Oregano plant and I have rarely used fresh oregano. Is it safe to use the oregano leaves shown in picture? It has some white thing on top and at the bottom it’s a bit dark
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Edibility of frozen blended chicken and vegetable smoothie [duplicate]

I boil an eclectic mix of vegetables and some chicken breast (I boil the vegetables and chicken breast separately) then blend everything together in a blender (using water from boiling the vegetables ...
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Yellow Pepper Brown Spots Watery

Is this pepper safe to eat? Most of it looks fine , just very watery texture.
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Do professional chefs ever suffer food poisoning?

Quite often you see celebrity and professional chefs taste the meat or sauce from a dish that is clearly not fully cooked. Is there a different length of time you should wait before sampling an ...
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Will chopped up dried fruit still be fine to use after it's been sitting in the fridge for about 3 weeks?

I was making some fruit balls, like raw/bliss type balls. I chopped up some dates (dried), dried apricots, dried apple, and sultanas; I put these in a bowl and poured over a small amount of boiling ...
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Can chicken go bad in a slow cooker? [duplicate]

I went to the store and bought some chicken breasts. Immediately I went home and threw them in my slow cooker with some water, with the intention of making both a broth and slow cooking it to be soft ...
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Sous Vide Brisket Interrupted, is that safe? [duplicate]

First of all, sorry for my bad english, I'm a foreign. I'm new at sous vide world, and have a doubt, and I'm wondering if someone more experienced can help me. For days I was looking for the ...
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Soaked chick peas (overnight) smell like sour milk [duplicate]

I put chickpeas in cold water last night and let them soak overnight, at room temperature, about 14-16 hours total. Today when I took the cover off, there was white foam on top of the water. I dumped ...
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Are semi-frozen meat and vegetables safe to cook?

My refrigerator maintains a temperature between 0-5 degrees C. However, I quite often find that carrots, mushrooms etc. stored in the salad drawer are either coated in ice, or semi-frozen. Today I ...
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vinegar pickles safety

I recently made a large batch of mixed vegetable pickles (cucumber, onion, carrot, peppers, cauliflower, garlic) with a brine of 1 cup white vinegar to 3 cups water and 1/4 cup salt. I used a clean, ...
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Is it safe to boil frozen vacuum sealed chicken without thawing?

Need to cook it fast and it's frozen. Can I place it in hot water with the pouch? Or is that dangerous because plastic particles get on it? What about if I use the microwave to thaw it with the pouch?
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Rescuing contaminated home made jam - possible?

I had a bash as making some home-made 'apple & blackcurrant' jam today and had reached the stage of testing to see if it had reached 'setting point'. I asked my partner to spoon a bit of the jam ...
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Best time to cook chicken, to keep it from going off

Assuming no use of freezer, or desire to salt-cure/pickle/etc. From how I was brought up, if I notice a piece of meat in my fridge is going to go off in the next ~24 hours; I'll always try to cook it ...
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Is there any gelatin without sulphur dioxide?

I have bought a box of gelatin powder and saw sulfur dioxide in the ingredient list. I am just wondering about the safety of consuming them. If there exists any gelatin without containing any sulfur ...
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Uncooked Pork roast left in cool car 2 hours. Still safe? [duplicate]

Likely already answered somewhere, but messages are different and confusing. I bought two pork loins, prepacked and left the grocery store. On the way home, stopped to talk to neighbor, and totally ...
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Can I ferment blanched cabbage?

I've blanched some cabbage and I wonder if I can ferment it in order to have sauerkraut. Will it work? Will it be safe? Edit I followed the recommendations and added some raw vegetables and a little ...
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Should pans be washed before adding more poultry?

In a bakery kitchen should the pans used to hold the raw chicken be washed before placing more raw chicken in those same pans? Especially if there are hours between usage.
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Straining seeds from jam

I have a jar of real fruit jam, made without pectin, it tastes fantastic but the berry seeds are extremely hard. Can I reheat it in a pot on the stove and strain out the seeds and put it back in the ...
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Sealed cold press coffee bottle for 2 months and let it brew. Is it safe to consume it?

I put coffee beans(coarse grind) in a glass bottle and filled it with water(1 part beans to 5 parts water). I sealed this bottle and stored it in a dark cold place for 70 days. I opened the bottle ...
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Cabbage rolls question

Can I make cabbage rolls (I use ground beef, rice, seasons, egg and sour cream as the filling) the night before I am going to cook them at 11 the next morning. Will it be safe?
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Cooking a ham a second time

I put a ham in the fridge to defrost earlier this week. It was from a half-hog custom order we got so I'm not 100% sure but I think the processors said it was cured. Today I put it on a wood-pellet ...
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Can you eat acorns picked from the street?

The streets and parks where I live in New York City are littered with acorns. Can I pick them up and cook them? Is it safe? Are they any good? (Taste-wise, nutrition-wise.)