A Little Food Help, Please!

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Phil1979, May 16, 2017.

  1. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    I have a yummy looking can (unopened of course) of chunk chicken breast. But the exp date is 11-24-13.

    I also have an unopened jar of peanut butter with exp of 01-21-14.

    Safe to eat?
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I wouldn't eat it that far past the expiration date.
     

  3. bulldog 44

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    40 plus years in the grocery business those are sell by dates the government requires. If the peanut butter does not smell rancid and the can is not swollen they should be safe to consume. Just my humble option consume at your own risk.
     
  4. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    Agree with Bulldog44. If there's no swelling or damage to the container, the food inside is likely good to go.
    I've had C-rations that were 'expired' by ten years and aside from a small loss of taste :sick: they were fine.

    If you die though, I want first dibs on ya stuff.
     
  5. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Thanks everyone! I just hate wasting food. And yes, if I die Falls gets half my kingdom and any debts therein attached. ;-)
     
  6. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    Yeah... like I told the collection agency, I'm 'judgment proof'.
     
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Can I have the other half? And yes, unless the cans are swollen eat them.

    Nemo
     
  8. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Man, not even one foot (I hope) in the grave, and they're already pickin' my bones! :lol:
     
  9. AzB

    AzB Well-Known Member

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    Canned food is good long past it's "expiration" date as long the can is not rusty or bulged. 10 years is not uncommon. Peanut butter has a lot of fat that can go rancid, but you'd know it from the smell and taste.
     
  10. Scout706

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    Hijack here - bought a whole beef tenderloin on sale, in a vacuum pack (wet-pack?). Has a "sell-by" date of 28 May. How long past that, or, specifically, can I wait till Fathers Day?
     
  11. a_springfield

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    I would not go more than a week. Open it let it air out (there is a strong smell when it first opens) and the see how it smells.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
  12. Nemo

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    Vacuum pack and freezer? Fridge or any such?

    Either way, I'd go to Halloween with that.

    Nemo
     
  13. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    I wonder if now might be a good time to experiment with sous vide cooking?
     
  14. Scout706

    Scout706 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking grill, finish in oven. Internal temp 120,15 minute rest
     
  15. Smilodon

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    That was interesting. Several years ago I read a short article by a chef (may have been on the back page of Popular Mechanics). He recommended cooking a steak in a plastic bag, in a boiler of water, then searing it with a propane torch.
     
  16. FrontSight

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    Same here, but I'll bet you didn't eat the C-Rat "Scrambled Eggs and Ham" did you?
     
  17. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Why not freeze it and thaw it for Father's Day?
     
  18. Scout706

    Scout706 Well-Known Member

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    To do it without damaging the meat, it should be sliced and placed for quickest freeze. Because I don't have a flash freezer. If improperly frozen, it makes the meat mushy, don't ask how I know this. Still a possibility, if I decide to just cook steaks instead of a roast.
     
  19. Nemo

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  20. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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