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LBT wrote: »
Tesco are a bit of a pain with sell by dates if you have your shopping delivered. I have had this a few times but I always complain and they refund you in full.
I often defrost raw chicken then curry it, and freeze the left overs. I don't think I would defrost cooked chicken then curry and refreeze because by the time you eat the refrozen chicken it will have been cooked three times. Does that make sense?
purpleivy wrote: »
The problem is, you don't know if the food has been kept at the correct temperature right through the supply chain. DH used to work in manufacturing process control, more than once at some sort of food plant/factory where stuff wasn't chilled when it should have been..... dairy took average readings in the distribution area..... some of it was above the average temp. This may explain why milk sometimes goes off quicker than others.
Coincidence or what.... I just noticed someone has left the milk container on the draining board..... had a sniff, looked at the date, yesterday's... minging! Sometimes we use it 2/3 days after the date because we haven't noticed and it smells OK!
Peakma wrote: »
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back,I went to get them from the fridge,and the bag was all swollen up,looked at the date and they were actually a week out of date when I bought them!!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?
youngie wrote: »
let common sense rule if it looks ok and smells ok use it
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