Questions tagged [food-safety]

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

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Rubbery raw turmeric i

I have some raw turmeric,which has become rubbery lying in the deep freeze. Can it be used for cooking? If yes, does it require any special processing first?
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Why does milk turn yellow in a silver glass?

I boiled some milk and started to poured it in a silver cup by mistake. There was just some drops in it. The glass was clean and nothing was added to it. But after an hour, I found that the milk ...
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Steaming Plastic Container [closed]

Can tell me which type of plastic container can use for steaming making Chinese pudding dessert. Thank you.
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Reheating potentially unsafe canned goods unsafe? [duplicate]

I am into home brewing and one of the popular practices is for people to can wort - this is basically a sugary barley like tea- for growing yeast. A lot of people simply can wort in a pressure cooker ...
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Super tiny bugs in store bought raspberries

For a while now, I've been seeing incredibly tiny bugs in store bought raspberries. They survive refrigeration and I can rinse them off (I think, can't be sure due to their size). They are really ...
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How long is coffee with creamer added safe in a thermos?

I'm not sure if this or this questions' answers satisfactorily cover my question but I am seeing a lot of answers that talk about the shelf-life of coffee and say things just "change" when adding ...
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bread made with egg safe to leave outside?

I have some bread that has egg in it. Safe to leave the bread at room temp after baking? Im asking because I wouldn't leave scrambled eggs at room temp but is bread ok?
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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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Should I peel kiwifruit?

What should I do with the kiwi peel? I've got no problem with its taste and feel and eat them whole when I'm by myself. Is it in any way bad for my health?
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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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Food safety concerns regarding cooked steak stored in the fridge

I'm thinking of cooking some steak and storing it for later use in a cold salad. If I cook it to medium rare and cut it into strips and store it in the firdge, will it be safe to eat later? I know any ...
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Soaked chickpeas overnight 12 hours not plump

The dried chickpeas had two methods for soaking. Boiling and soaking, about 2hrs, and soaking overnight. I placed chickpeas in bowl of water overnight in fridge for about 12 hrs. They still seam "...
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Safety of candies with cat in house?

I had several candies in individual plastic bags. I assembled paper bags to group together various candies to give to my classmates. I did this on a carpeted floor, with the plastic bags of candy over ...
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Is liquid seeping from the fish normal when making gravlax?

I'm currently trying to make gravlax for the first time! I bought about 2 lbs of fish, specifying that I wanted to eat it raw so they gave me something appropriate for that. I put lots of salt, a bit ...
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Packaged fish in lots of liquid - is it safe

I was unable to get to fish mongers, and so bought 2 sealed packs of cod from the chilled section in a local supermarket (each pack had 2 loins, a total of 280g per pack). They were not purchased ...
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Unopened shredded cheese gets soggy in the fridge

I just moved out of my parents house and I'm fairly new to cooking and how to store stuff. I bought a package of shredded mozzarella like a week or so ago and put it in the fridge. Today I was ...
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Calculating Salt/Sugar additions for Mushroom based Jerky

I'm working on a mushroom based jerky recipe and there are a couple questions about water activity that I am having trouble finding answers to. What salt and sugar content should I be aiming for to ...
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My date has some black powder in it. Is it safe to eat?

Im cooking a Blue Apron dish that uses Medjool dates. One of the ones I chopped has a very fine black powder in it. Is it safe to eat?
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Black mold inside Misto oil sprayer collar

There is some black mold I can see inside my sealed Misto internal clear plastic air collar that is just below the sprayer and around the sprayer tube when the sprayer mechanism is unscrewed. I ...
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Do I have to discard leftover sushi?

We had a party Monday night and ordered Sushi for 20 people - about 25 percent of the Sushi went uneaten, mostly plain rolls like tuna and yellow tail. I would hate to throw out 10+ rolls - any ...
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How to make sure teapot is safe after being on fire without water

I left my teapot on the stove for about 30 minutes by accident. By the time I noticed, all the water had boiled out. So, I turned off the stove and let it cool. When I went to put water in it again, ...
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Is it safe to eat not refrigerated plastic sealed ham for 1 week? [duplicate]

I bought plastic sealed glazed ham for my friend. Unfortunately, it was too late for me to know that they don't have a fridge. Would it still be safe to eat the ham left not refrigerated for at least ...
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Can mold spread to unopened butter?

My daughter left a crockpot of food in the refrigerator for over a month. Mold was crazy bad in the crockpot. 3 packages of unopened butter were in the refrigerator also. Should they be thrown out?
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I decorated a gingerbread house. Is it safe to eat it, now? [duplicate]

Weird question, uh? So just to do something different I bought a kit for a gingerbread houses. It didn't include any decoration, which is not a big deal: eggs white, a pinch of salt, powder sugar and ...
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Why exactly is thawing via hot water bad?

I read all over the internet and labels that you shouldn't thaw with hot water? However, tons of people leave meat to get to room temperature, so how is thawing with hot water bad? For instance, when ...
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Baking and a rotten egg was cracked into mix :(

I was mixing together my batter for gluten free cinnamon rolls (aka- using really expensive flour!), I broke an egg into the mix and the yolk looked almost like it was hard boiled... it had not been! ...
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Accidentally turned off the crockpot for two hours [duplicate]

This morning put chicken chili in the crockpot on low. I think it had come to full heat when I accidentally unplugged and it was unplugged for two hours. How do I know if it's safe?
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Help - Thawed frozen Lasagne issues [duplicate]

My wife purchased 2 M&M Family Frozen Meat Lasagnes and left them in a thermal freezer bag in the rear of the Escape. I found them two days later as I was taking her vehicle in for service, and ...
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Can I re-cook a ham that was left out overnight?

I left a fully cooked ham in a bag out overnight. It was refrigerator temperature when I took it out at 9pm. Our Seattle home was not heated; it was about 50 degrees last night. I found it at 6am and ...
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What are these spots on my butternut squash?

I just roasted a bunch of butternut squash for dinner and am getting to puree, but am noticing that some of the pieces have weird glue-looking spots. It sort of looks like when water weeps out of the ...
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White Stilton cheese wet and soggy

I bought white Stilton cheese with mango and ginger and the package looks fine but the cheese is wet and soggy. Is it still safe to eat soggy cheese, especially since it has dried fruit in it? I read ...
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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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Hot pink spots on surface of ham steak

I bought a frozen ham steak (natural pork from local farm/meat processor), and noticed when I went to cook it that there is a bit of very bright, hot pink on the surface. Is this safe?
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Food safety of low temperatures like sous vide and slow cooking [duplicate]

While I really like low temperature cooked dishes, I ask myself whether all microorganisms are killed with these methods. I'm worried that not all parasites and bacteria are killed at 60-70°C. Is ...
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Are there food safety issues with sous-vide cooking?

As I understand the technique, you put a food item in a plastic bag and dump it into warm water for some amount of time. What happens to bacteria growth inside the bag?
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Undercooked areas in chicken breast even though thermometer reads 165 degrees in thickest part

I pan fried chicken cutlets and stuck the thermometer in the thickest part and it read 165 degrees but when I ate a bit there was a small spot of pink, slightly raw tasting chicken, kind of on the ...
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Spoiled garlic ok to use?

I bought a 3 pound bag of peeled garlic. Some of them have white mold on them. Should I throw the lot away or pick through the bad ones & discard?
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What are the visual signs of uncontaminated margarine spoilage? [closed]

What are the safety thresholds for uncontaminated margarine? How does the type of emulsion system affect its shelf life?
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I left creme fraiche out of fridge for 2 hours it turned bad

How long can you keep creme fraiche out of the fridge before it gets spoiled
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Does instant pot cook meat thoroughly?

I forgot to use a thermometer to check my pork stew. I guess most people don't bother but now worried since I didn't check it after cooking. It looked very well done but had cooled down a bit after ...
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Safety of cake in oven with faulty thermostat

My new apartment's electric oven has a faulty thermostat. I made a cake from scratch, which took two hours to bake. Yesterday, I made a box mix cake as a gift, which took well over an hour to bake. ...
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Mothballs in the pantry: is it safe to keep food there?

My roommate put some mothballs in the pantry and when I came home and saw them, I took them out. They were probably only there for a few hours, but is it safe to store food in there? Should I throw ...
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Is adding garlic powder to pasta with oil safe?

Semi-food related but wasn't sure where else to post it. I was just cooking up a quick late night meal and ended up throwing a little garlic powder onto my pasta (which already had a small amount of ...
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How should glasses/cups be oriented in storage?

I believe that it's better to store glasses/cups right-side-up in the cupboard, but at work everyone stores them upside-down. Which is safer/more sanitary?
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Glass bowl safe in pressure cooker?

I have this Anchor Hocking glass bowl that I am thinking of using in my pressure cooker, curious if its safe or not? I used it in the microwave no issues. I plan to throw some chicken in it with no ...
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Lead residue on stainless steel skewer?

I recently purchased some stainless steel kabob skewers from Amazon, similar to the ones listed here at the Webstaurant Store. They look and feel like stainless steel, however they appear to have ...
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Reheat chicken twice? [duplicate]

I pan fried chicken today... then it sat out on the counter for an hour before I popped it in the microwave. It was not eaten then either so I put it in the fridge... can I reheat and eat it again ...
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I accidentally left the brown sugar out of my caramel sauce

I made “caramel” popcorn crunch which called for butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup, vanilla and baking soda. I cooked it to the soft boil stage then coated the popcorn and cereal mixture and ...
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Should there be any problem cooling Mysore Pak outside a refrigerator?

I am interested to make Mysore Pak, the Indian sub-continent lightly-roasted Besan (Chickpea flour) based cake. I can indeed lightly-roast one cup of Besan, add one cup of sugar directly together ...
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How long does fresh salmon last in the freezer? [duplicate]

I bought salmon 2 weeks ago, and left it in my freezer. Is it still safe to consume it? what about consuming it raw?