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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by oknow, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good info. I've struggled with this myself. Usually only throw food out if it looks bad. But chicken always makes me nervous
     
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  3. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    There are several rules I live by. The one that comes to mind here: "Always smell it first".

    If chicken is bad, you know it! I also believe that working to be "Germ Free" is a bad idea in the long term for our species.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    There's nothing like the OCCASSIONAL poop-sammich to keep up the ol' immune system. :D
     
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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Said it many times to my wife, if it doesn't smell bad then it is most likely good. Especially, if your cooking it to temp.

    No rare chicken for me please:eek:
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some years ago, a smart guy invented a stick on paper label that would permanently change color if a food product went above it's normal refrigeration temperatures.
    Guess what, the patent was bought by a food conglomerate and hasn't been seen since.
     
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    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My local Safeway has 50% mark-down stock at the back of the store.
    Unsold meat goes for 30-50% off on Wednesday.
    Ask, look around.
     
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  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I bought some bacon when I was in Washington the 24th at 10:00am.

    It stayed in the car until we got home at 10:00pm. Cooked for breakfast on the 25th.

    According to my wife and mother in law we all should have died.

    People have lost touch with food preparation, counter cleaning and just overall sensibility.

    I remember my grandmother telling me about their bacon hanging in the smokehouse in cheese cloth Want some? Sure, to wipe it down with vinegar to get the mold off and cut off a chunk for breakfast.

    There is a difference between the bacteria and then the toxins left by large quantities of bacteria. I don't mind eating cooked bacteria but not the other.
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My wife is the mark-down BANDIT at our local Safeway, LOL!
     
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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have eaten a lot of 50% Safeway meat, Some of it a long time after taking it to the shop for lunch. I have yet to have an issue.

    I struggle with my wife. She is one who chucks something if it is even close to the expiration date. She has gotten much better but still is pretty touchy about some things.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My biggest concern is with homemade canned foods that I wasn't personally involved with the preparation and canning, not commercial products.
     
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