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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:37 pm 
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What does way expired mean? I'm risking it. I'm making BBQ Seitan and Broccoli. Unless I hear otherwise in the next 15 or so minutes, of course. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Seitan expired 4/24/11??!?!?

I think you're fine! It doesn't stink or have mould, right? Taste a tiny but, and if it is tangy, throw that shiitake out!

The shortbread I just ate expired in February. It just tasted stale, not WRONG.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:33 am 
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How about cilantro sour cream (V'con recipe, silken tofu-based) that sat out at room temperature for most of yesterday's workday?


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:18 am 
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molly wrote:
How about cilantro sour cream (V'con recipe, silken tofu-based) that sat out at room temperature for most of yesterday's workday?

That sounds pretty gross. Does it smell weird? How long was the workday?


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:50 am 
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9 - 5:00ish. I'm so annoyed that my husband took the whole container to work and didn't refrigerate. I want to use it on quesadillas tonight!


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:58 am 
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molly wrote:
9 - 5:00ish. I'm so annoyed that my husband took the whole container to work and didn't refrigerate. I want to use it on quesadillas tonight!


I wouldn't try it. I think even for those risk-taking types, this is pushing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:28 am 
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yeah, that's probably gross. Sorry! Such a bummer. At least it's a pretty cheap recipe to remake? (as I recall)


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:05 pm 
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I wouldn't try it. I think even for those risk-taking types, this is pushing it.

yeah, even for me, and i'll eat anything.
cilantro tends to rot super extra quick, and if it didn't go bad, it certainly got slimey and would give you some nasty mouthfeel.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:19 pm 
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so last monday i soaked/cooked some kidney beans that i never got around to using. i was thinking of creating beanballs with them, which i intend on frying.
i've heard my coworker say that refried beans were a favorite way of increasing his bean's longevity. is this a similar principle? may i imagine these beanballs-to-be will be safe for consumption for one week longer? would you do it? i hope so, i'm thinking they ultimately belong in a curry.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:48 pm 
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I've had some soyrizo in the freezer for a really long time. Like, well over a year, maybe two or possibly even more. Can I use it for cinco de mayo burgers or should i throw it out and get fresh?

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Aubade wrote:
I've had some soyrizo in the freezer for a really long time. Like, well over a year, maybe two or possibly even more. Can I use it for cinco de mayo burgers or should i throw it out and get fresh?


Probably safe, but might taste bad. Is this a self-defrosting freezer or not? If it's self-defrosting, it is probably freezer burn city. If not, there might be some hope.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:12 pm 
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I am a complete wimp when it comes to passing expiration dates, so this probably will sound stupid. But...about ten days ago I went on a green pepper shopping spree. I have two left, in the fridge, and physically they look fine, but the top part with the stem seems to have been visited by the fuzzies. Just cut the top off and use them? Like I said...I'm a wimp.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Yes, just cut off the bit that's started to go and the rest will be absolutely fine. Honestly.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:11 pm 
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My boss just picked up food for the office from Wendy's (I know, I know) and got me a bag of their little apple slices. I was starving, so I dug right in and ate maybe half a dozen before realizing that they tasted 'off' and also that the slices were all mushy and gross-looking.
Checked the expiration date.
MAY 18. EIGHT DAYS AGO.

AHHHHHHHH! Am I going to get sick?! I have always been super-neurotic about expiration dates/rottenness when it comes to produce. I called the store and was like, "This product I just bought from your store has been expired for over a week," and the woman who answered just said, "Yeah, OK, 'bye," and hung up! We work/eat at Wendy's in the inner city, which means that their fruit products probably don't get so much as a glance most days, but I feel like I should've gotten at least an "We'll take those off the shelf right now so no one else buys them!" or SOMETHING. But no. Yeah, OK, 'bye.

If I get food poisoning for Memorial Day weekend because of forking apple slices from Wendy's, especially considering I already ate an apple today, I'm going to be so bummed.

Sooo... has anyone on the PPK ever eaten a rotten apple?

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:07 pm 
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i've eaten bites of rotten stuff off an apple several times (eating while driving, not recommended). you might get the runs, but i think nothing worse.
i would call some higher-up customer service line and complain, not only about the food, but about the person who attended you. you should at least be getting a refund or coupons or AN APOLOGY, for pete's sake. it's not like you willingly, knowingly bought something expired (like in a grocery store, they could at least say "you should have checked the date before you purchased it"....) you didn't get to choose it, it was sold to you as expired. not cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Thanks for the advice! Just e-mailed Wendy's general customer service address for that particular store and said that I wanted to make sure that they would be taking the expired product off of their shelves, no need for a refund or anything... hopefully that does the trick.
My stomach is A-OK as yet, so here's hoping nothing goes horribly awry. I ate half a package of Biscoff to ward off illness, just in case!

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:17 pm 
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I soaked some cashews and didn't end up using them, and then left them out all day, and now they've been in the fridge for a couple days. Can I still use them? I've never not used them right after soaking. Also, I drained the water out.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Rubella wrote:
I soaked some cashews and didn't end up using them, and then left them out all day, and now they've been in the fridge for a couple days. Can I still use them? I've never not used them right after soaking. Also, I drained the water out.

I did the same thing a week or so ago. I ended up pitching them and starting over. It just seemed like a good environment for bacteria to grow.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I think soaked nuts are supposed to be good for about a week? The question is if it was warm in your house when you left them out all day - if so, you could potentially get some fermentation or nastiness growing. If not, I would probably use them (but would feel better if it were in something cooked/baked rather than raw).


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Beanitarian wrote:
Aubade wrote:
I've had some soyrizo in the freezer for a really long time. Like, well over a year, maybe two or possibly even more. Can I use it for cinco de mayo burgers or should i throw it out and get fresh?


Probably safe, but might taste bad. Is this a self-defrosting freezer or not? If it's self-defrosting, it is probably freezer burn city. If not, there might be some hope.


Thanks. They did seem kinda freezer burned so I chucked it. Sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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If it smells and looks fine, my response is always the same: I would eat it.

Yup.

or if it's canned and unopened.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:43 am 
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Arrrggh. I'm so mad at myself. I made red curry rice last night for dinner and then left it out overnight. I forgot to put it away. Am I safe to eat it now? I generally never leave anything out as I put food away right after dinner. But it was so good and I kept going back for a quick bite through the evening. It has coconut milk - I'm guessing if I reheat to nuclear temps it will be OK?


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I wouldn't do it. Read about Bacillus cereus food poisoning if you're not convinced.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Zucchinis that are soft and bendy. I swear they are only a few days old ... I feel like I've had zucchinis around for way longer and they didn't get all bendy. Can I eat them? I'm really hungry.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Yes, I would eat them.

How about locally made tempeh that has a use-by date of 6-2?


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