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    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 17th Apr 06, 7:04 PM
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    am I going to give myself food poisoning?
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:04 PM
    am I going to give myself food poisoning? 17th Apr 06 at 7:04 PM
    I generally have an iron stomach and can eat things well past their date, but amnot sure about my chicken stock.

    One sunday I cooked the chicken.

    The following Sunday I made the stock, and put it in the fridge.

    I forgot about it.

    It is now at least one and I think two weeks since I made the stock.

    If I make soup out of it today will I make myself ill? (I'm suspecting the answer is yes but it hurts to throw it away.) It seems to smell OK.
    DFW Nerd Club member 023...DFD 9.2.2007
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    • Prudent
    • By Prudent 17th Apr 06, 7:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:07 PM
    I hate throwing food away, but I think in this case I would. Food poisioning is such a horrible thing -its maybe not worth the risk?
    • nearlyrich
    • By nearlyrich 17th Apr 06, 7:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:07 PM
    I wouldn't eat it, I am quite lax about sell buy and use buy dates but it's a risk.

    I know it's a shame but if you are ill all week and can't work you will be losing more money than throwing it away.
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    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 17th Apr 06, 7:10 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:10 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:10 PM
    Yeah, I guess. Wish I hadn;t forgotten about it but have been working inLondon on a short contract, getting home at 8.30pm or later, and it slipped my mind completely (even though it is there in the fridge looking at me every time I open the door!) Think I'll chuck it cos I really do think it has been three weeks since I cooked the chicken, so it's two weeks since I made the stock.
    DFW Nerd Club member 023...DFD 9.2.2007
    married 21 6 08 Angel babies' birth dates 3.10.08 * 4.3.11 * 11.11.11 * 17.3.12 * 2.7.12 My live baby's birth date 22 7 09 I'm due another baby at the end of July 2014!
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 17th Apr 06, 7:22 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:22 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:22 PM
    I'm pretty lax about this sort of thing too,but I wouldn't eat chicken stock this old.

    I always get my stock in the freezer asap.I freeze it in roughly half pint portions.
    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 17th Apr 06, 7:39 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:39 PM
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    • 17th Apr 06, 7:39 PM
    I have no room int eh freezer! I was going to make soup and eat it that same week, but forgot. Never mind. Got loads of meals out of the chicken anyway.
    DFW Nerd Club member 023...DFD 9.2.2007
    married 21 6 08 Angel babies' birth dates 3.10.08 * 4.3.11 * 11.11.11 * 17.3.12 * 2.7.12 My live baby's birth date 22 7 09 I'm due another baby at the end of July 2014!
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