Food Safety

Food safety refers to various techniques used to ensure that food is properly prepared, stored, and preserved. Practicing food safety starts from the purchase the actual purchase of food items to the proper storage of leftovers.

Asked by Sonny Bernhard in Food & Cooking, Food Safety, Mushrooms

Do you need to wash mushrooms before eating them?

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Yes, wash them. Commercially grown mushrooms are often grown in rich soil-like mixtures with plenty of manure. Also, do not eat mushrooms raw. Even common grocery store mushrooms contain compounds that may be toxic to some degree, but which can be made safer by cooking.
Asked in Health, Food Safety

Is it safe to eat chicken every day?

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There are no specific dangers related to eating chicken (with other things) every day. However, limiting your diet also limits the various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. If you are sticking with chicken, be sure to mix up your different veggies, fruits, grains, and other types of food to better cover your diet.
Asked in Social Sciences, Food Spoilage, Food Safety, Freezing and Drying Food

Will it hurt you to eat freezer ice?

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Best not. If you have a freezer with old-style freon, it could make you sick. Also it hurts you teeth and can harshly crack them, it can make your mouth sore also.. just suck on the ice. Don't crunch it.
Asked in Food Safety, Ducks, Storage of Meats Poultry and Seafood

How long can you keep a duck in freezer?

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any longer than a half hour would kill him, so be careful.
Asked in Chickens and Roosters, Food Safety

Is it ok to eat frozen cooked orange chicken after expiration date?

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No It should not do you any harm but the taste will go ---------------------- You should have no problem, I would not let it go 1 month past the date, how i cook it is have it in a Pyrex dish and bake it at the temperature. instead of adding the Orange sauce at the very end, I have the time a few minutes shy and add in the sauce and put it in for the last few minutes so it gets that candy like crunch, but don't have it in too long or in a oven too hot the sugars will burn and turn bitter.
Asked in Food Safety, Nuts, Food Poisoning and Foodborne Illness

Can you get sick from eating old pecans?

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If the pecans have become rancid or moldy, yes - eating them could make you ill. It depends if the owner washes them regularly, also if they are moldy, i suggest you see a doctor.
Asked in Food Safety

Is it safe to eat canned food EVERYDAY?

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No, not everyday but every other day is alright!!
Asked in Food Safety

Can you die from eating dog feces?

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Feces are just what is left over after an animal digests its food. It's not the feces themselves that could kill you or make you sick but the bacteria that quickly grow in feces. If you get infected with bacteria and you are not treated, you could die. The same is true of getting infected by bacteria from other sources. Dogs sometimes eat feces (they like cat feces, probably because the cat's food has a lot of protein in it) but they don't get sick so easily, because they have antibacterial substances in their digestive system. Humans don't have such protection. So it's not advisable to eat dog feces, even if you wouldn't die from it. Your question reminds me of the late actor and drag queen Divine. He put dog feces in his mouth in one of his movies, Pink Flamingos. He did not die, but he described it as one of the most humiliating and terrible experiences he ever went through. He realized how low his self-esteem had sunk that he allowed himself to do this.
Asked in Science, Food Safety

Can you eat ballistic gel?

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yes but it may make you sick if you eat too much of it and it probably wouldn't taste very good
Asked in Food Safety, Storage of Dry Goods

How do you store a beurre blanc sauce?

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keep it covered and a cool place, even the refrigerator. When you want to reuse warm up slowly.
Asked in Geology, Food Safety

Is silica safe to eat?

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Why would you want to??? Probably nottt!!!
Asked in Food Safety, Drinking Water

Is sterile water for irrigation safe for babies to drink?

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Irrigation water may be potable, but it is not sterile. When in doubt, boil the water for baby. Answer 2: Unless you are in a dire situation such as a third world country or lost in the woods (which I doubt as you are using the internet) Do not give an infant or child any water that is not from a safe potable tap (such as your kitchen water faucet, if the water in your area has been deemed safe for human consumption), or from a factory sealed, drinking water.
Asked in Food Safety, Raspberries

How dangerous is it to eat moldy raspberries?

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There's no way to know. You don't know what kind of mold is growing or what kind of toxins it has produced. Don't eat moldy raspberries.
Asked in Food Spoilage, Food Safety

Why do vacuum sealed food packages swell up?

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Generally vacuum-sealed foods swell due to microbial growth in the food.
Asked in Food Safety

Is it safe to heat soup in the can will it contaminate the soup?

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If the can is metal it wont matter if the soup is contaminated because metal + microwave = fire. And if it was in there long enough it probably would contaminate the soup but even if it didn't, don't microwave it out of the can. May sound obvious but open it first otherwise BANG I have heated soup and other canned foods over a fire while camping. You have to watch to see if the can has a plastic lining and it doesn't become damaged while heating. Canned foods are typically heat processed after sealing in the can so as long as it is controlled there will not be a problem.
Asked in Food Safety, Storage of Meats Poultry and Seafood

Is a mushy tan chicken liver safe to eat?

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Probably. I'm assuming that the liver is fresh and was properly handled, kept cold, etc. Livers vary in colour and texture so some will be deep red and others tan and softer. A lighter liver colour tends to mean there is more fat in the liver, which is why fois gras is quite pale. It can be affected by what the chicken is eating.
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements, Nutritional Measurement, Food Safety

How do taste buds help us to eat better?

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they make u taste the food without them u wouldn'd taste the food. They also let you know if what you're eating is poison or if you are alergic to it or if you just don't like it before it enters you're system.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Food Spoilage, Food Safety

Can eating brown lettuce make you sick?

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It's a possibility, but as a preventative measure, you should never eat it. You can remove the brown parts and still eat the parts of the lettuce that are still green and crisp. Lettuce turns brown due to oxidation; water will usually collect at the bottom of the bag during this process. When this happens, it becomes food for mold and that in turn can make you sick. Of course a little browning is natural and is unrelated to mold. When preparing a salad in advance, handling the lettuce and breaking it into smaller pieces with your bare hands is recommended because using a metal knife causes the lettuce to brown even faster. Also, storing the lettuce in a tightly closed container helps to keep it fresh.
Asked in Food Safety, Charities and Non-Profits

Do people take advantage of food banks?

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It is true that some people use food banks even when they can afford to feed themselves. But, the line between the "haves" and the "have nots" becomes more and more blurred everyday. Add to this the fact that most people can follow directions on a box, but they don't know how to really cook.
Asked in Food Spoilage, Food Safety

Does vegetables soup spoil if left out over night?

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It might not appear spoiled, but it should not be eaten.
Asked in Food Safety, Cheeses, Mozzarella Cheese

How do you tell if mozzarella cheese has gone bad?

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If the cheese is hard. Answer 2: Hard cheese is considered expired, however, with proper ingredients, the cheese can be added to another culinary masterpiece and is not expired.