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Food Spoilage

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The preservation of food has been a major challenge throughout the history of man. Much has been learned about keeping food fresh and edible, and our Food Storage and Spoilage category is the place to ask and answer questions about keeping food healthy.
This is my guess. When white bread became popular, the bakeries geared up to make it on a large scale. Switching back and forth, and keeping track of different products and different labling costs money. So NOT bleaching some of it costs moneh. Compare tea bags vs. loose tea. The bags were more...
It depends on several factors; the main ones are humidity in theenvironment and warmth.
Mold on food is caused by spores which, under the right conditions,will grow. Some of these conditions include moisture, hightemperatures, stagnant air, and darkness.
The "Sell By" date is the date after which the store is notsupposed to sell the product.
1 - 2 years because of all the preservatives
Rhizopus: Fungi of the species Rhizopus stolonifer are one of the most common and fastest growing fungi in the phylum Zygomycota. The black bread mold, as it is more commonly known, also causes rotting of fruits and some infections of humans. This species of fungus dissolves the food it grows inside...
the outside of a medium well steak is very cooked. i would not use the word dangerous so no real need to worry may not taste great. if it were ground meat e coli will be a real issue. Don't eat. when it comes to any beef type steak cook to an internal temp of 140 f and u should be fine.
if its in light the food will spoil faster because light helps bacteria grow
Yes chilis as long as they are dry , they can last fior a week in the fridge without getting spoilt.
Frozen corn will stay fresh for eight months in the freezer. Youshould shuck the corn before freezing. Store the corn in anairtight freezer bag.
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You can leave it for a week as long as it is refrigerated and on the second or third day heat all the soup let it sit and refrigerate again
It might be microbiologically safe, but flavor-wise - it isn't worth the effort.
You cannot eat expired smoked salmon. This is a difficult one to judge. Normally you can judge things bythe smell, but the smoking masks that. Personally, I tend not totake chances with fish.
Ham cannot last long in a freezer without electricity. In generalit's better to use up the food straight away if electricity is lostfor more than a couple of hours.
It usually has a label on the top or the side of the cake box,instructing you on how long it is good for. Normally, if keptrefridgerated, it is good for about a week.
Yes, it helps you fill your body with sugar. That stuff is awful. Try good old fashioned milk with Ghirardelli Chocolate mixed in.
Depending on the size of the freezer, the amount of times thedoor/lid is opened and how good the seals are, anytime between 1 -3 hours. But it's best to check the temperature of the foodregularly
they will be blackish or grey
i would not go past 2 days,mayo+fish=bad stomach ache if it gets too old or improperly stored!!
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The answer to this is dependent on the type of product in question.Items such as part baked breads that are sealed can be kept in acool, dry cupboard, whereas things like raw cookie dough or breaddough are best kept in the fridge to prevent spoiling. Bear inmind, it's best to let the dough come back...
How fast a bread molds depends on the amount of preservatives in the bread. If a bread has a lot of preservatives in it, it will mold less quickly than breads that don't have preservatives, no matter if it's wheat or white. Wheat breads are more likely to be "natural" and "preservative-free" though.
Once Chicken/Turkey has thawed it is OK to re-freeze it if it has thawed and the ambient temperature of the bird has not risen above 40 deg for more than 3 hours. Because freezing causes ice crystals which damage the meat each time, repetitive freezing will result in poor texture.
you cannot store fresh herbs. you need to dry them or leave them on the plant until you need them
You can keep canned chicken broth in the refrigerator for severaldays. Do not store it inside the can, pour it into a bowl and coverit. You can also keep chicken broth in the freezer. Pour it intoice cube trays and once it is frozen put it into freezer bags, itwill for many months this way.
If the yoghurt is stored at refrigeration temperature then it isunlikely that this would happen (fermentation microorganisms don'twork very well at this low temperature).
The fizz from soda comes from dissolved carbon dioxide. In theclosed bottle, the carbon dioxide is in a state called equilibrium.That means the carbon dioxide is constantly moving from dissolvedform to gas form and vice versa. The temperature of the drinkdetermines how much is in the gas state and...
You can freeze a turkey for up to a year. Leaving it longer thanthat will likely result in a loss of quality.
the green bell pepper spoils the slowest. It took me like a month to rot it
Yes, among the main ingredients of flour are starches, which are polysaccharides (complex sugars) that consist of many glucose units.
Bacteria starts to multiply in food after a couple of hours in the temperature danger zone. The temperature danger zone is the temperature at which bacteria multiply rapidly. The temperature is from 40 degree Fahrenheit to 140 degree Fahrenheit. Foods should not be allowed to stay in this...
To freeze citrus fruits you should first clean the outside of thefruit. Peel the fruit, cut it into serving sizes. Place the fruitpieces into containers with lids or freezer bags. Cover the fruitwith fruit juice and place the containers into the freezer.
Due to the high level of preservatives, Velveeta becomes unpalatable long before it becomes unsafe to eat. Also there must be an expiration date on the package .
Very possible, especially if it was still in the can. You'll know very soon though.
Keep opened canned tuna in a plastic container for up to 2 days.Alternatively you can freeze it for up to 4 months.
There are several, Salt - Sodium Chloride has been the best preservative up to the 20th century, however Sodium Benzoate has been used in a lot of food products up to now.
the rubbed salt on it and rapped a cotton cloth around it
It was created by NASA to hold their dirty diapers and not leave them floating around in their small cabin.
I would say no. It's a shame to waste good food, but this food in question has the potential to make people sick. ..
yes, mold grows on sunken ships and other things.
The most common reason for browning on lettuce is a chemicalprocess known as oxidation. Enzymes activated by cutting the leavesor stems produce compounds that result in brown stains, especiallyat the base or anywhere the leaves are damaged during harvest andstorage.
A slimy film is the telltale sign of a spoiled mushroom. If youcatch it early and cook 'em up right away you can get another dayout of your mushrooms, but once the slime starts, it's a slipperyslope toward the darkening in color and mushy texture that indicatemold of the inedible variety. . Remember...
Yes food such as Twinkies, rice, grain, and other things made from organic products.
Most are as cold as 5°F.
Just a couple of days like 1-2. After that throw it away
Deep freezer is just a term for a style of freezer, in that's it's generally dedcated as a freezer without a refrigerator section. It may also be called `deep' because the freezer box is usually deep so that it can hold quite a bit of product. Most deep freezers tend to have the opening in the...
Body temperature is a good temperature for most food poisoningbacteria to thrive in. They can multiply quickly and cause illness.
I would guess one year. My Food Saver says 2, but I wouldn't do more than one.
You can not freeze Bocconcini to make it last longer. Due to the delicate nature of the fresh cheese product, it does not freeze and defrost well and the product texture will be well below its usual quality if you freeze it. Ricotta also does not take kindly to being frozen. Freezing ricotta cheese...
You can store all purpose flour in the cupboard for approximatelyeight months. It should be stored in an airtight container.
Food Service Sanitation courses teach that cooked food should be reheated only once.
2 days if want it to taste good. But it won't go sour until 1 or 2 weeks. YUCK! I regularly keep cooked rice in the fridge at 34-36 deg. F , for 5 days, and it doesn't seem to change much except that it dries a bit , and it tastes fine. But if you're not sure , smell it and look for mold, if it...
Not always, but rice does tend to go sour if left too long. Itwould be best to use it as soon as possible and taste it forsourness before using.
I dry age beef steaks, venison steaks and duck breasts before roasting or cooking at fairly high temperature in a large, well seasoned cast iron skillet on top of the stove in butter, olive oil mix infused with garlic. To dry age wild duck, kill and clean the duck, paying particular attention...
No. If you do eat this cheese you'll start to feel sick a little bit and probably have stomach problems. On the other hand if it is only one to days out of date it might still be fine. Same with liquids. Beware.
3 to 4 days, just make sure your refrigerator is nice and cold andthat the deviled eggs are wrapped well. They can absorb odors fromother foods if they aren't properly wrapped and can spoil if yourrefrigerator is too warm.
It should be fine to be cooked if it is the first time it isthawed. Don't freeze the steak again.
Generally speaking it should be safe as long as it wasn'tcontaminated with anything else, was properly refrigerated andstill smells fine. If you are going to cook the meat it should befine. Maybe be careful of consuming the meat raw.
its something to do with acid control the acid in the lemon stops the apple from reacting with the air. luv ya x
Yes they do. It's best to wrap them up tightly in a bag Thisprevents air from getting to them and it preserves them longer.
Any product that has been altered from it's original state. Thiscan include cut fruit / vegetables, marinated meat, ready to eatsalads, etc.
Blue mold that is found on food is basically like any other typesof mold. There are different strains of mold. If you see blue mold,discard that food.
Smell it! It's cooked and the harmful germs are gone. If it smells bad it won't taste good. The dog and cats might like it.. Use my rule, if you think it might be bad it is bad
Yes, flour will 'turn' into gluose. Flour consists of carbohydrates. and carbohydrates broken down into its simplest unit is glucose.
Canned food will be good for years. However, it may lose some color and the taste and texture may not be quite as good.
They can last, like other potatoes, three to five weeks. It all depends on the storage methods (read the packaging).
There should be an expiration date on the container. But if there'snot, then it should be good for about a year unless it's beenopened. Once opened, store tightly covered in the refrigerator forabout two weeks, then discard if not used by then.
Try adding lime juice to it. Or you can also put lettuce right on top of the surface of the guacamole, or some other vegetable or cover. Either way, the guacamole still cannot be preserved for too long.
An apple starts to spoil from the moment it is plucked from thetree. Refrigeration slows down bacterial and enzymatic spoilage andthis leads to an extended shelflife.
You do not "get rid" of ammonia smell. It is a sign of deterioration and spoilage. Throw it away and DO NOT EAT IT. The best you can do is avoid buying it in the first place. Ask a lot of questions when you buy, such as when the fish came in, how often they receive fresh shipments, where it comes...
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Apple Cider vinegar never goes bad but the appearance and flavormay start to deteriorate over time. There is no need to keep in the fridge. Keep in tightly sealed bottle to increase shelf life. Properlystored, apple cider vinegar will generally stay at best quality forabout 2 years, but will stay...
Bottled water does not spoil, however it comes with an expiration date because it can eventually absorb the taste of the plastics that contains it. The plastic-infused water is not harmful, but it may not taste good.
Eggs are a healthy part of many diets. You can either buy them fromthe farm or you can purchase them at the store. The average age ofan egg in the market is approximately 21 days.
It will keep longer. If it's not frozen it will dry out and go stale much quicker.
Run a pot of diluted white vinegar or lemon juice through it and rinse thoroughly.
Many people do, so it's quite safe. However we should all try toreduce our usage of disposable plastic so re-usable boxes would bebetter.
The dates on the packaging are usually a good guide, if ratherconservative. In general, the smell of the meat will tell you if itis off. If I have cooked meat myself, I tend to keep it 3 or 4 daysif well refrigerated.
is it ok to eat food that has been frozen, then thawed then refrozen? this is the question ,not the answer
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if it smells bad or looks funny toss it out. ham however is one meet that stores well for a long time. if sealed and refrigerated it could be eaten well after the expiration date. a safe time is not exact but certainly a week or two it should be OK. frozen ham can last over one year. a true caned...
Cooked chicken meat should be refrigerated as soon as possibleafter cooking. It can generally be left out on a counter for anhour. Usually for as long as it takes to eat dinner. It should thenbe put away.
There are many foods that are considered American. This includeshamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, corndogs, as well as cinnamonrolls.
As a physician, and someone who loves yogurt, I have looked intothis quite carefully. I have explained what I have learned below -I hope that you will find it helpful. Yes, it is perfectly safe to eat yogurt after the date stamped onthe container, unless you notice signs of spoilage, such as...
If you remove the lobster head, take the intestine track out, put it in a zip lock bag, fill with water till the tail is covered, then freeze in that block of ice. I thawed it and it tasted fine after 1 year.
As long as it stays sealed in a bag and in a refrigerator it will last for a few months.