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    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 13th Jul 05, 9:34 PM
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    mince meat
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    • 13th Jul 05, 9:34 PM
    mince meat 13th Jul 05 at 9:34 PM
    Hi everyone I bought some mince on sunday and it is dated best before the 15th July.I have always kept it in the fridge.It's gone brown now so I won't be eating it.Is there any way I could be using it I mean what if I freeze it is there any chances of reviving it?Or shall I take it back to Asda's and complain?:confused:
    Last edited by lucylou; 13-07-2005 at 9:42 PM.
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    • honey
    • By honey 13th Jul 05, 9:38 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 9:38 PM
    I had that happen to me a while ago and I just took it back to Tesco and they swapped it for me. They told me that you ought to either cook it or freeze it really quick despite what the sell by date says :confused:

    Personally I wouldn't risk eating it if it's all brown and yuck!
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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 13th Jul 05, 9:45 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 9:45 PM
    The reason minced meat goes off quickly is because of all the many surface areas that are exposed to the air (contrast this with a joint of beef) and I really can't understand why it had such a long sell-by date. I certainly would take it back, don't even think about cooking it and when you get another pack I would either cook or freeze it the same day and ignore the sell-by date
    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 13th Jul 05, 9:52 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 9:52 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 9:52 PM
    oh no I wasn't going to cook it but i also wondered why it has such a long best by date.i wonder how many people actually throw it away as it's gone off

    thanks for the advice
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    • 13th Jul 05, 10:15 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 10:15 PM
    take it back and you will get a refund and another pack as asda have a 200% own brand money back guarantee.
    • Keith
    • By Keith 13th Jul 05, 10:35 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 10:35 PM
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    • 13th Jul 05, 10:35 PM
    I always thought we had been storing Mince incorrectly, as we buy on say Sunday to use late in the week, and by the time the day comes round its normally off!
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    • 14th Jul 05, 1:28 AM
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    • 14th Jul 05, 1:28 AM
    this has happen a couple of times to us and we have had the meat refunded and replaced no problem. worse still is i have seen mince in the reduced cabinet the same colour that we have returned! had thought to buy it to get refund and a replacement lol
    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 14th Jul 05, 9:50 PM
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    • 14th Jul 05, 9:50 PM
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    • 14th Jul 05, 9:50 PM
    hi just to let you know i took the mince back (it cost £1.93) and Cs refunded me £2.06 and replaced it
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    • honey
    • By honey 14th Jul 05, 10:54 PM
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    Great result! - Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 15th Jul 05, 7:25 AM
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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 15th Jul 05, 9:07 AM
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    I normally just throw it away when it's like that - the petrol and hassle of getting back to the supermarket wouldn't be worth the money.
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    • silverfoxdude
    • By silverfoxdude 15th Jul 05, 9:21 AM
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    I'd throw it away too, like I have on numerous occasions, I forget its there!! I try and freeze it if I can, but it does go off so quick.

    I knew someone once who would have probably still used it if it was going grey and smelly, he once cooked me a joint of beef that was greensih and smelled rank, he said it was the best time(!!) anyways, it did tast ok, slighty funny, but I wouldnt risk it myself.

    It makes me wonder why the supermarkets insist on selling mince in that state, I would guess that if it was bad for us, there would be no way they would keep it on the shelves??

    Take it back, if you can be bothered lol
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