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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:42 pm 
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so the tofu was bad. i went back to smell & felt vomit-y.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Gross! Take it back to the store and get a refund :-l

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my tofu smells kinda ammonia like. it is the extra super firm sprouted from trader joe's. it expires on Sunday, I bought it yesterday. do you think it is bad????


we had the same thing happen to us, missmuffcake. last week i pulled out our unopened block of the extra super firm sprouted tofu; we love it 'cause it's pretty easy to use and low-maintenance when it comes to prep. it felt kinda slimy and smelled off to me. i asked my spouse to smell it and he said, "i will, but i'm not the best judge having never smelled raw tofu before." he didn't know what to think so i tasted a tiny piece and immediately spit it out. it had gone bad and a week before its expiration date. i have bought it 2 weeks ago and didn't save my receipt, but next time i'll know better. i wonder if it was a crappy batch or something. sadface.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I called TJs and they will give me store credit next time I am in. It made me scared of tofu for like a second!

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Super old chickpea flour. It's probably 5 years old. The bag has been open the whole time. It has not been refrigerated.

This is probably a no-brainer, right? Or should I try it? It smells awful, but chickpea flour smells awful even when it's fresh.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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no, dump it. it gets rancid.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I figured. Thanks for confirming. It's a shame because I have a lot of it!


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Just found a sealed jar of xanthan gum in my pantry - says best by 2008... Does this stuff go bad?


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Petunia wrote:
Just found a sealed jar of xanthan gum in my pantry - says best by 2008... Does this stuff go bad?


Google tells me it will smell bad if it's turned - so I opened and smelled it - there is barely an odor, reminds me of vitamins...

Most of what I found said it lasts 1-2 years, so I guess I'll get a fresh bag - don't want to sully my first attempt at making my own vegan butter.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Jasmine rice dated best before end 2006. Dry rice lasts forever right?


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Has someone already posted this link? "Food expired? Don't be so quick to toss it" - http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/health/se ... ign=Buffer

This week I ate a packet of instant oats and a can of V8 juice that were both best before September 2012. Both were sealed and stored in my clean and dry basement or cupboard.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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yuba skin packaged left out for 12 hours in a coldish house...

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Made the appleberry pie! It smells delicious. Problem: We discovered after baking it that the soymilk is off (used instead of the almond milk). It smells and tastes awful, but evidently was not so bad that we noticed when baking and so the bad soymilk was brushed on top of the pie and then baked for however long.

Is eating it a bad idea? It smells so delicious that I really really don't want it to go to waste, but I also don't like food poisoning.

We also made the lemon citrus glitters from VCIYCJ with the same soymilk, and ate several of them before noticing the problem, and the cookies tasted okay. Whether or not we'll be sick in a few hours is still a mystery.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Could you remove the top crust? My guess is that although the soymilk may or may not make you sick (the bacteria that cause spoilage and the ones that cause food poisoning are not the same, although they can certainly coexist), the crust may taste pretty bad. I know the whole idea of a pie is pretty much the crust, but maybe you can improvise a streusel topping and brown it under the broiler.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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The cookies didn't make us sick, so we decided to eat some of the pie last night. It didn't taste gross at all, and there was no sign of sickness, so we had more for breakfast (yaaayyy pie is the best breakfast). No sign of sickness, although I do have much worse gas than usual.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Arisaig wrote:
Has someone already posted this link? "Food expired? Don't be so quick to toss it" - http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/health/se ... ign=Buffer

This week I ate a packet of instant oats and a can of V8 juice that were both best before September 2012. Both were sealed and stored in my clean and dry basement or cupboard.


you are crazy brave!

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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old fashioned oats, quaker brand, opened but sealed & stored in original canister container. been sitting out at room temp since march 2013 when oatmeal season ended ;) oatmeal season is fixin to start again and i'm wondering i can still use the oats.

same goes for the raisins. tightly wrapped in plastic bag inside separate box.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I'd say both of those are fine. Oats and raisins are things I rarely buy (my oats are at least a year old, as are my raisins), and they've never made me sick.

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bookwormbethie wrote:
old fashioned oats, quaker brand, opened but sealed & stored in original canister container. been sitting out at room temp since march 2013 when oatmeal season ended ;) oatmeal season is fixin to start again and i'm wondering i can still use the oats.

same goes for the raisins. tightly wrapped in plastic bag inside separate box.


Ha! You know what I am going to say :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Arisaig wrote:
bookwormbethie wrote:
old fashioned oats, quaker brand, opened but sealed & stored in original canister container. been sitting out at room temp since march 2013 when oatmeal season ended ;) oatmeal season is fixin to start again and i'm wondering i can still use the oats.

same goes for the raisins. tightly wrapped in plastic bag inside separate box.


Ha! You know what I am going to say :-)


indeed i do ;)

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I think the raisins would be fine. But taste a pinch of the oats and see if they taste off/rancid. They won't make you sick even if they are, but in the long run it is best to avoid rancid stuff.

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Over here it's normal to keep oats and other grains in the cupboard/pantry at room temperature. Where do you keep them in the US that you are worried about them going off at room temp? Surely they'd go soggy and mouldy in the fridge?

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Ruby Rose wrote:
Over here it's normal to keep oats and other grains in the cupboard/pantry at room temperature. Where do you keep them in the US that you are worried about them going off at room temp? Surely they'd go soggy and mouldy in the fridge?


they're in my kitchen pantry

and while i do refrigerate some grains (vital wheat gluten, whole wheat flours, cornmeal, etc....), i keep other stuff at room temp in the pantry.

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I made an apple crisp and then it got left out on the counter overnight. :( I can't bear the thought of throwing out that much food...ugh.

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