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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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Safe to consume pork basting liquid directly?

I've been watching Sam the Cooking Guy a lot lately, and I was excited to see that his newest video featured my favorite sandwich, the Cuban. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj5kgvnzxDo (skip to 2:...
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Is there any cooking oil mister designed such that the oil is never in contact with plastic parts?

Is there any cooking oil mister designed such that the oil is never in contact with plastic parts? I just don't like the possibility of having any plastic chemicals dissolved in the oil.
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Why do frozen vegetables go bad more quickly after thawing than fresh cut ones?

I left a pack of frozen vegetables (brocolli, carrot, cauliflower, green beans) in the fridge so it thawed. It went sour and slimy after a few days, (maybe 5) -- why? If I cut the same fresh ...
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Food Rancidity Question

Since rancid oil produces free radicals, would that rancid oil if mixed with fresh oil cause the fresh oil to go rancid as well?
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Is ground beef four days in the fridge ok to eat? [duplicate]

It is two days past the best before date. Picked it up at the meat center at the grocery store. They grind the beef everyday.
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I used olive oil to finish my salad serving utensils - now what?

I recently received some homemade unfinished wood salad serving utensils as a gift, and like a dummy, I figured it would be safe to rub them down with some olive oil. Now, I've learned that since ...
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How to minimise exposure to systemic pesticides while eating non-organic fruits and vegetables?

For those who cannot afford organic produce, what foods would you suggest limiting the consumption of in order to minimise the amount of systemic pesticides being consumed? I ask this specifically ...
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Expired frozen “cooked” chicken breast [duplicate]

Is it safe to eat an expired cooked chicken breast in original wrapper,kept in freezer from store? Three years !!
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How do I work out the use-by dates for my own cooking?

If I sort my fridge by 'eat by' date, what is the best way of dealing with food's I've cooked, or partially cooked, myself? In my fridge there are such delights as: thrawed from frozen ...
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Making soup over a few days

I started a soup from a frozen bone. I partially cooked all the ingredients and wanted to let cool to skim off the fat. I got busy and the pot cooled. I put it in the frig. Is it ok to restart the ...
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Food safety risks associated with storing cracked egg shells and residue with un-cracked eggs

I'm curious as to the food safety risks, if any, associated with storing cracked eggshells and residue alongside un-cracked eggs. For example, how safe is it to crack and use half a dozen eggs, put ...
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How to detect if meat (or any product) is not safe to be prepared as food?

What are the marks that product is spoiled and not safe to cook or eat? Besides obvious visual signs, like rot or bad smell of course. The reason I'm asking is that I leave a meat in fridge for an ...
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Is it useful to retain the myoglobin of meat which has collected as a fluid at the bottom of the container?

This is in India. I purchase fresh meat (chicken/beef) from the shop and sometimes keep it in the freezer until I'm ready to pressure-cook it on some other day. I noticed that after thawing it in ...
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Leaving raw chicken uncovered for a day

I sometimes leave some chicken unwrapped in the fridge inside the container, if I buy a two piece, and only want one. A girl who lives at my dorm told me it was a life threatening harm, to everybody’s ...
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Accidentally froze my fresh mussels

I placed my fresh mussels in a too cold frig overnight and they are frozen. Are they still ok to be cooked and eaten?
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Warming up soup in crockpot [duplicate]

I have to take a soup to a party but my kids only like the Pacific brand of tomato soup. I am wondering if it's safe to put in the crock pot to heat up and take it with me. Thanks, Kay
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Food Safety of Specific Foods: Rice, Chicken w/ Curry, Melons, etc [duplicate]

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I have some specific questions regarding food safety if cooked food is left out and not kept in the refridgerator. Usually in my household, we ...
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How long can I store pierogi filling with raw eggs in farmers cheese? [duplicate]

How long will raw eggs and farmers cheese keep in the refrigerator? I was planning to make pierogi and mixed up raw eggs and farmers cheese in advance. It's been 4 or 5 days in the back of a pretty ...
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Washing vegetables that I accidentally threw moldy tomato sauce on safe?

So I was frying some mushrooms and was gonna put tomato sauce/passata on it but I didn't realize it was moldy until I squeezed it out of the box and onto the mushrooms. I immediately put everything in ...
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Can I eat raw salmon I froze for a week on my home freezer?

The FDA standards say that raw salmon should be frozen at -20C for seven days before it's safe to eat. My freezer goes down to -25C. Salmon in my supermarket is considerably cheaper if it's not ...
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Ground beef at home and food safety

Is there any benefits to grinding meat at home regarding safety? From my understanding, the reason a cut of meat can be cooked rare is that the outside ,which may be contaminated, gets cooked fully. ...
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Can you extend shelf life by reheating?

I marinated a couple of chicken breasts overnight in the fridge The next day I baked it (in the same ovensafe dish it was marinated in) until fully cooked through After baking, the chicken is still ...
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My bone broth dehydrated in slow cooker overnight

My bone broth dehydrated overnight to the point where the meat and veggies were brown and dry on top. I've added water back in, but was wondering if it is any good. Perhaps I'll have a batch that ...
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Is this the centre of the stem of a mushroom or different kind of mushroom?

This long skinny mushroom appeared on the cutting board. I'm not sure if it is from the centre of the stem in the picture or a different kind of mushroom. I'm a bit worried about a stray inedible ...
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Bag-cooked omelettes turning gray when stored in the fridge

So, we found the omelette in a bag recipe, and decided to use it. Pretty simple, beat the eggs, drop in ingredients, (Usually either Great Value Mozzarella, Fiesta Blend Cheese, or Cheddar) and some ...
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Which containers to boil dulce de leche for 7 hours?

I want to make dulce de leche by boiling it. As the storebrought cans leach plastics like BPA into the food, I want to avoid using it. What are jars/cans, preferably reusable what you can put inside ...
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Stuffing meat cannelloni and refrigerating to be cooked the next day

Is it safe to make uncooked beef cannelloni with cheese and eggs, stuff the raw shells and leave in fridge overnight? I would put the hot tomatoe sauce over top just before baking.
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How can we prevent the steaming of tiffin when we put chapatis in?

When we put hot chapatis in the tiffin (lunch box), the lunch box get steamed. The water from steam makes the chapatis soft and sticky. How can we prevent that from happening?
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How long to keep defrosted vegetables in the fridge

I normally buy frozen bags of vegetables from the supermarket, but I currently don't have a freezer to store them in and have been putting them straight in the fridge instead. How long will they keep ...
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Why are British cooking shows seemingly more lax in terms of cleanliness?

I was watching the Great British Baking Show and a couple others and I noticed multiple instances where things were dropped on the floor and added back to the plate, or they taste with a spoon and ...
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Is it safe to use vegetables (e.g. Romaine lettuce) that may be contaminated with E. coli if they are fully cooked?

I strongly suspect the answer is no, but I feel like there should be a question here about this for people to find more detailed information about as these outbreaks become more common.
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keep house hold chemicals bottles near food shelves

Is it safe to keep house hold chemicals bottles near food shelves - after all if one is careful enough not to add them accidentally to food while cooking ? Or are they volatile and will settle on our ...
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Why does unpeeled fruit rot?

Generally, pathogens does not enter into fruits even if plant is irrigated with contaminated water (Link). Hence , an unpeeled fruit should not have pathogen inside to rot it. Why does then an ...
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How much citric acid to preserve my juice

I wanted to preserve my juices longer. I am using a mango juice powder that includes the ingredients Sugar, Mango Juice, Malic Acid, Natural Flavor. I am dissolving about the powder into 8 oz of ...
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How to make safe sushi

I'd always assumed that if you start with safe fish (appropriately stored/frozen), stay with "normal" fish (i.e. don't try to prepare poisonous puffer fish at home), and follow normal food hygiene ...
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Is IKEA frozen salmon safe to eat raw in sushi?

I was wondering if IKEA's frozen salmon was safe to be eaten raw in a home cooking environment? It's farmed which is a plus from what I've read, but I couldn't really find any data on their freezing ...
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Recalling poultry known to have Salmonella

In the recent news, there was 91k pounds of turkey recalled because it was known to contain Salmonella, If I've always been told to cook my poultry to full doneness to kill off Salmonella and other ...
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How long to cook 500g of boneless pork leg?

I cut a 1.8kg boneless pork leg into three pieces and now am unsure how long is enough to cook it. How long will a 500g piece take to cook?
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Potato chips lose crunch and taste within a week

We make potato chips commercially, but they lose crunch and taste within 7 days. How can one delay or prevent potato chips from losing their crunchiness and taste?
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How can I save bread from mildew? [duplicate]

Because of mildew we waste breads. How can I save breads from mildew?
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What are the major causes of food poisoning? [closed]

People may die due to food poisoning. What are the major dangers? Sometimes in restaurants people eat a meal and get sick. How can we see that the food is dangerous?
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Can I save wet biscuits?

In the rainy season biscuits and other dry goods become wet under their packing. Can they be recovered?
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Do gums have any nutritional value?

Do gums (e.g., xanthan, guar, cellulose, glucomannan) have any nutritional value, or do they pass undigested like chewing gum does? Are there known allergies to any gums?
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Are steel containers good for storing food in the refrigerator?

I have heard some people say steel containers should never be used in the refrigerator, while others say steel is the best. Which is correct?
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How can I save sweet from ants without refrigerator?

Sometimes when I don't have refrigerator, I didn't save sweet from ants. How can I save sweet things from ants without refrigerator?
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How can I remove the little white insects from semolina and flour?

Sometimes I feel that little white insects seem in flour and semolina , specially in rainy season. The flour and semolina attacked these insects can be used ? If yes then how can I remove these ...
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How long does kvass keep?

How long does an opened bottle of commercially made kvass last in the fridge? I would have expected the answer to be "weeks", given that it's fermented and would likely just slowly get stronger, but ...
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Is it too dangerous to smoke a stuffed turkey?

Sorry if this is a redundant question, but I'm finding conflicting advice about this: If I want to smoke an ~18 lb turkey, is there a great risk of it spending too much time in the temperature "danger ...
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Is it better to wash eggs before refrigerating?

I want to know how to store eggs in the refrigerator. Some people say to never wash them, others say it's ok to wash eggs before refrigerating. Which is correct?
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How to avoid the blackening fruits once they are cut?

Apples and bananas start to blacken and sour in taste soon after cutting, which spoils the presentation of dish, especially in fruit salads. How can I avoid this? Also, does browning impact ...