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    Peakma
    Quick response please-would you eat sausages 2 days out of date?
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:17 PM
    Quick response please-would you eat sausages 2 days out of date? 9th Oct 07 at 5:17 PM
    Hi all,I'm cooking these already,so quick advice please! I bought tescos finest chipolatas on friday,planned to eat tonight,as toad in the whole(so they will get fried first then oven cooked).Just got them from fridge and they were sell by saturday use by sunday,today is Tuesday.

    I've just put them onto fry,I think they smell fine,but I'm wondering if we should eat them or not.For the sake of wasting loads of quality sausages,is it worth running the risk of poisoning the family and making all sick! Or will they be fine??
    Another question whilst I'm here,just found a forgotten broccoli,its just turning green to yellow,is it now useless or would it be o.k in a soup?I hate wasting food!



    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 16-10-2007 at 5:22 PM.
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    • vonph1
    • By vonph1 9th Oct 07, 5:20 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:20 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:20 PM
    Hubby has just eaten sausages which were out of date yesterday, he appears well!! LOl

    Enjoy!

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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:23 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:23 PM
    I would but then I'm always eating stuff out of date. If it doesn't actually look or smell manky then I eat it.
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  • MissMuppet
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:31 PM
    I would, if it's only 2 days I don't see the harm.. if they smelt funny then I would have thought twice about it.
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:52 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:52 PM
    I would eat them if they didn't smel;l funny, these things never go off as quickly as they say! Enjoy them
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    • By Penelope Penguin 9th Oct 07, 5:54 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:54 PM
    Yes! Is that quick enough If not, yes, if they smell OK

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    • Farway
    • By Farway 9th Oct 07, 5:57 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:57 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 5:57 PM
    The broccolli will be fine to eat in soup, it does not go poisonous just because it changes colour. Think of purple sprouting broccolli, you have yellow sprouting now
    • youngie
    • By youngie 9th Oct 07, 6:06 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 6:06 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 6:06 PM
    let common sense rule if it looks ok and smells ok use it
  • balmaiden
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    • 9th Oct 07, 6:56 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 6:56 PM
    Quick reply; Broccoli yes, sausages no.

    Contrary to other views I just wouldnt trust any meat out of date,sorry.
  • lbt
    No, but this is one of my funny ways so probably best to ignore me
  • Bongedone
    Sausages contain a lot of salt so are well preserved. Just make sure you cook them through properly. I don't think I would use them beyond 3 days either way. If they don't look right or are slimy then chuck them.

    P.s. They can smell okay due to the seasonings even if they don't look okay.

    Maybe 2 hours does not class as a quick response. If you are still alive tomorrow then let everybody know.
    Last edited by Bongedone; 09-10-2007 at 7:51 PM.
    • withabix
    • By withabix 9th Oct 07, 7:51 PM
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    withabix
    Sausages are obviously made from minced-up meat stuff.

    The problem with minced stuff is that is has a very large surface area compared to, say, a pork chop.

    This means there is more surface area which could have bacteria on it when the sausage was made.

    So, a manky sausage is quite risky, particularly as they often don't get properly cooked in the middle...
    Last edited by withabix; 09-10-2007 at 8:08 PM.
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  • lbt
    Hi Peakma

    Out of interest, what did you do with your sausages?
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 10th Oct 07, 5:28 PM
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    pigpen
    Hi Peakma

    Out of interest, what did you do with your sausages?
    Originally posted by lbt
    Maybe the lack of reply is because they are all fighting over the icky bucket.. lol..

    I'd have eaten them.. They have to put a certain time on food because of the type of stuff they contain they always have a few lieu because people know they'll be eaten days after their 'date' and usually they say 'best before' date.. it doesn't mean they are inedible after that date it means they are at their best until then.. and you get a few days/weeks/months after which they are still edible just not in their prime.. when they say.. 'if you eat this after this date you will be sick as 3 parrots' THEN I'll take note!

    ok.. so I fed the children custard last month which was 14 MONTHS past it's date.. noone died, noone was even sick and it even tasted like custard!!
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  • GreenNinja
    If the sausages have been kept in the fridge there is no reason why you shouldn't eat them, they will be fine.

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    • By Buffy the Vampire Bat 11th Oct 07, 10:58 AM
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    • withabix
    • By withabix 11th Oct 07, 5:40 PM
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    withabix
    If the sausages have been kept in the fridge there is no reason why you shouldn't eat them, they will be fine.

    Originally posted by GreenNinja
    assuming your fridge is actually cold enough, the could be...
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 11th Oct 07, 5:44 PM
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    custardy
    Sausages are obviously made from minced-up meat stuff.

    The problem with minced stuff is that is has a very large surface area compared to, say, a pork chop.

    This means there is more surface area which could have bacteria on it when the sausage was made.

    So, a manky sausage is quite risky, particularly as they often don't get properly cooked in the middle...
    Originally posted by withabix
    just to add to this.bacteria in meat is mainly on the surface.
    so you have a whole strip fillet and all the bacteria is on the outside.
    you then cut it into fillet steaks and the bacteria is spread to the cut sides.
    so when you mince meat the bacteria is mixed right through the meat.

    i eat out of date stuff all the time though,just to use a bit of common sense for people especially with things like sausages.
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    I think we should maybe start to worry about peakma, she hasn't posted since this thread:confused:
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  • Peakma
    Thank you all for taking the time to reply! fear not we all ate them and survived with out any illness.
    (although I went out last night,and left the family at home, to see a band in a pub,drank too much and did end up chucking up -not exactly moneysaving!-so feel rather rough today!)
    I don't take any notice of use by dates on fruit, veg etc.But never really know how rigidly to stick to meat guide lines,my sense of smell isn't great,and once you've started to wonder if it is or isn't o.k it always tastes wrong even if its fine.Usually I'd probably just bin it rather than run the risk of everyone being sick and feeling unwell,but we had nothing else in and they were expensive ones!
    I was really wondering whether to just bin them,I was pretty annoyed at Tesco for them having such a short life span,seen as they wanted eating two days after buying.Not as bad as some I got from Aldi a few weeks back,I went to get them from the fridge,and the bag was all swollen up,looked at the date and they were actually a week out of date when I bought them!! Still a bit annoyed with myself for not complaining,but just thought theres no way I could prove it!

    So is there a there another similar thread on food hygiene? another thing I'm never sure about is why you cant freeze something twice? so for example ,if I defrost some chicken,cook a curry,can I freeze the left overs or not?
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