Questions tagged [food-safety]

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

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How long can frozen salmon be unrefrigerated and still be safe for sushi?

I've bought a small frozen salmon filet (in a non-vacuum sealed plastic bag) for sushi from a local Japanese market. It took about an hour to get it home via public transit, and the edges had thawed ...
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Is it safe to eat the white “dots” in peaches?

As you can see there are white "dots" where the seed used to be. Is it OK to eat them? What are they, anyway? (I was worried they're some parasite or disease of the fruit)
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Are residues from seasoning coating harmful when using carbon steel pan?

I seasoned this carbon steel pan a few months ago, but after several times I cooked, the seasoning coating started to flake. I wonder are the residues harmful? Can I remain the way it is or should I ...
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Is a degraded Teflon pan toxic to all of its users?

We have an induction cooktop at home. We use a teflon pan from IKEA, roughly 24 cm in diameter. This pan is frequently used on level 7 of the induction stove. Based on limited measurement with an IR ...
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Can I use the leftover pickling brine?

I have some leftover brine that was leftover from making canned pickles, it was heated up to put in the canned pickles to make them. Can I use this brine again to make more canned pickles? The brine ...
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Sous vide chicken without an internal temperature of 165 °F (75 °C)

I am new to sous vide food. I am cooking a chicken breast. I have read that chicken requires an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees Celcius). However the recipe only requires a ...
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What kind of mortar and pestle is most food safe?

Even after conditioning/seasoning one can expect microscopic chips from using a mortar and pestle. Intuitively it seems that a metallic M&P would be more inclined to shed not so healthy chips, in ...
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Is it possible to remove the smell from rice mistakenly stored in a detergent box?

By mistake I stored rice in a detergent box. I took it out for cooking, but it smells like detergent. What should I do? Is there any trick that can remove the detergent smell from rice, or is it not ...
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Is washing hands before handling meat/poultry necessary?

I was wondering if meat and chicken get cooked well, do we need to wash our hands before handling it?
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How is meal prep safe after longer than three or four days? [duplicate]

Meal prep is usually meant to be a week's worth of meals but how does that work with the three or four days in the fridge most leftovers are considered safe for? Is three or four days too conservative ...
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Are there any ingredients I should not add to a no-knead dough with an extended proofing time?

I am having great results with no-knead bread, generally leaving this to proof for up to 18 hours in a coolish (20 C) room. I'm thinking of upping my game and adding fresh ingredients (e.g. minced ...
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Oil soaked lettuce leaf found on counter - food safety issue?

I found a lettuce leaf that had been part of a very oily salad under a bowl and wet from dishwashing water. I think the oily lettuce has been there up to four days (someone else in household didn't ...
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Are there any cold paddles that are BPA free?

There have been previous discussions on the cold paddles to use to rapidly cool soups, etc. One of the more common ones in the San Jamar line. However, on their website, it says that there is some ...
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Avoiding foodborne botulism

It's difficult to find information on the internet about botulism prevention that doesn't talk specifically about canning or jarring your own foods or using pressure cookers. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Is the un-moldy part of tomato paste still safe to eat?

Today when I was making Bolognese sauce, I removed the moldy part of the tomato paste and use the non-moldy part in the sauce. After searching on the internet, I found out that I can get sick from it. ...
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How much time does it take to boil salmon?

Most recipes for salmon soup say that you cook it in just 5-10 minutes. If that were beef or pork, I would boil it for hours. Then why do they say such a short period of time will work with fish? I ...
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What does it mean when a jar lid pops?

When opening a glass jar of prepared spaghetti sauce, (with the seal flat), and it makes a loud sound when opened, is that bad or good?
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Prepare something with unopened milk that sat outside the fridge?

Unopened pasteurized milk sitting outside the fridge for 12 hours. It's now in the fridge and not yet open. To be on the safe side, will not be consumed as normal. Can something be made out of it? It'...
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Storing temperature for cooked omelette

Is it okay to store cooked omelette for 1 week? Secondly, at what temperature it should be stored ?
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Can opened cooking cream in frozen state go bad?

I opened this cooking cream 2 months ago and it stayed in the refrigerator in an almost fully frozen state (right under the cold air blowing fan). It also has lost its flavour (not bitter, doesn't ...
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Are there any other brands like Xtrema?

I'm looking for lead-free, cadmium-free, arsenic-free 100% ceramic cookware. Unfortunately, Xtrema is not available where I live. Are there any other brands like Xtrema?
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Egg Refidgeration in a pie

I was wondering if a pasteurized egg in a pie needs to be refrigerated after it is made. If it is out on a table for 3 hours or more, will it go bad?
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Are eggs left in car trunk for 3 days safe to eat?

I had purchased eggs at the supermarket and i forgot them in the trunk of my car for for 3 days are they still okay to eat?
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Are all the processing steps of tofu harmless?

Tofu is considered as a processed food. After watching a couple videos on YouTube. I am only concerned about two points specifically: Is heating the soaked and crushed beans so that they become a ...
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Storing cooked food in ziploc

I am planning to go on an outdoors day trip with no way to heat up food. Is it safe to heat up a packaged, fully cooked sausage in the early morning (4:00 AM) and wrap it with bread and store it in a ...
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Is Glass and Ceramic cookware suitable for high-heat frying and stir-frying?

Is Glass and Ceramic cookware suitable for high-heat frying and stir-frying? Can open flame (gas burner) make it shatter or crack?
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Fried egg safety

I was cooking fried eggs today. 3.5 minutes on medium heat for both sides, the eggs were solid and yolk had been broken in with the whites, everything appeared solid outside. We noticed while eating ...
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Why don't chicken and turkey sausages typically have sodium nitrate, but other meat sausages do?

It's just something I've noticed while shopping. All of the chicken and turkey sausages I've seen (across multiple brands) do not contain sodium nitrate, but all beef- and pork-based sausage always ...
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Weird problem with curry sauce

For a family get-together, I bought 20 large containers of curry sauce from my favourite Indian restaurant - 15 Dansak and 5 Korma. I collected the sauces on Thursday evening. The containers were all ...
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How to safely reuse glass bottles to store oils

I like to reuse glass bottles and jars in my kitchen in order to create less waste. Recently, I bought a large quantity of olive oil which I would like to use by pouring some of it in an empty 500ml ...
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Is this yeast on my sauerkraut?

Iv'e been researching what this white substance on my sauerkraut is, and I'm thinking (hoping) that it's the kahm yeast I've see talked about on forums such as this. But I'm not sure. It looks like a ...
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Is it safe to freeze soup that uses previously frozen stock?

I have a lot of frozen stock. I would like to use that stock to make a tomato, leek and basil soup which will be eaten one or two days later. Is it safe to re-freeze the soup that contains the ...
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Creme filled doughnuts? Ok at room temp?

So this is probably more of a food-safety question but we purchased some various Krispy Kreme doughnuts yesterday and I ate some of the leftovers today. Some were creme filled and it didn't really ...
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Are scratched glass bowls safe to use?

I'll be changing my dinnerware soon and I'm looking for something durable and non-toxic. Are glass bowls/plates more susceptible to spoon and fork scratches? Are scratched glass bowls/plates safe to ...
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Is it true cooked food cannot be left in room temperature for longer than 4 hours?

I have only recently discovered that cooked food shouldn't be left in room temperature for longer than 2/4 hours. I lived in a tropical country which is warm and humid and I have been growing up ...
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Health department food safety

How do you temp a raw carrot for a salad bar setup per the health department and what should it temp at?
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Just found this in my donner kebab, can you identify what it is?

I was just eating a donner kebab, not sure if it’s something to be alarmed about ( looks like a worm to me ) or if it’s just spice that is tricking me. It’s about 2/3mm across and is very hard. I ...
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How long is garlic butter safe, and why is it not a botulism risk like garlic in oil?

I've been making garlic butter for years, storing it for months at a time. When I read that garlic-in-oil can grow dangerous amounts of botulinum toxins after similar lengths of time, I wondered how ...
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Mold from cheese on sausage, is it safe to eat?

I stored some sausage together with some blue cheese. There's mold (I assume from the cheese) on the sausage casing. It starts to look like salami (except with less mold). Is it still safe to eat? ...
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Why did my rum cake turn black?

A friend baked a rum cake for me. She baked it in an aluminum pan. The cake was soaking in rum. Overnight the cake turned BLACK. I suspect this is a chemical reaction, but cannot find information ...
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Safety of (re)cooking potentially raw beef from delivery

We ordered-in Pho last night, and I got mine with "medium-rare beef". When it arrived however, the meat looked raw (unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of it). It was wrapped in plastic ...
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Never ending soup; is it actually safe?

In the poor student or youth worker days it was popular to have never ending soup; a large pot on the stove that was topped up with new and leftover ingredients when available. Normally the pot was ...
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How to decode some less common food Expiration Date/Date Manufactured codes (US)?

I was cleaning out and found some snack chips with date codes that are not in an obvious Day/Month/Year format. For example: 028 B2 A1 (Bloom's Potato Chips) 021 T B4A1 (Lieber's Tortilla Chips). ...
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Keeping meat in salt water

Let's say that I want to keep meat in my fridge for a week. From what I read, this is frowned upon, as it leaves time for bacteria to develop and to produce toxins which won't be destroyed by cooking ...
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In Canada, must commercially sold mussels be purged and purified in UV filtered water for 42 hours?

I live in Toronto, Canada. I buy my mussels from Diana's Seafood or Loblaws. I wonder if the quote beneath from Mussel Myths & FAQs - The Cornish Mussel Shack holds true for Canada too? Do I ...
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Whiskey inside a metal flask for a month. Safe for drinking?

Taste aside, is it safe for drinking? Whiskey that was left inside a stainless steel flask?
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Plastic on grill: is my family safe?

I received an unwanted letter and, my county not allowing open-burning, I used my closed-top propane grill to burn it. After sticking it into the slots, I realized that this is imprudent, because of ...
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Safety: Keeping sous-vide cooked chicken in vacuum

My Problem I have sous-vide cooked some chicken breast, forgot about it, and kept it in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. The chicken breast was thoroughly cooked (63c for 1 hour) and kept in good vacuum....
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How long will schmaltz last in the freezer?

I have three frozen containers of schmaltz. The newest is three months old; the oldest is probably a couple of years old. Are any of them edible?
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How long can cooked, refrigerated chicken breast stay out at room temperature? [duplicate]

I cooked up some fresh chicken two days (Saturday) ago and stored it in my fridge sealed in some Tupperware. I made a delicious wrap for work this morning with the same chicken from the fridge, got to ...