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  • Is eating 1 day expired bacon safe?

    When it still looks and smells normal?
    well then

  • #2
    Well I eat disgusting smelling expired bacon sometimes. It won't kill you.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
      Well I eat disgusting smelling expired bacon sometimes. It won't kill you.
      Ah ok thanks
      well then

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
        When it still looks and smells normal?
        Yes. The sell by date is pretty arbitrary; bacon is a preserved food and traditionally a cured side would last through the winter. Commercial bacon may not be so well preserved, but even stuff in a plastic wrapper will have some keeping qualities, apart from the plastic... If it smells bad, or goes a funny colour, throw it. If it smells OK and still looks healthy, cook and enjoy.

        I knew a lady who farmed in Derbyshire years ago who cured her own bacon, from her own pigs (organic, free range). The only problem she ever seemed to have was if a blow fly got near it and laid eggs on the bacon - she inspected it often and if that happened, just scraped off the eggs and wiped with a vinegar soaked cloth! And it was delicious - the best bacon I've had.

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        • #5
          Here we have "pull dates" on our foods - the last day the food can be on the grocery store shelf. The food, depending on type, is good 7-14 days after the pull date. After that it's sniff and pray.
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          • #6
            At the store I work at we give the expired food to Second Harvest. Most perishables last a couple days longer before it needs to be frozen. Canned and shelf stable packaged product are good for a lot longer than expiration date.

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            • #7
              I don't know if it's a pull or expire date. I get it pretty much straught from a farm and they just write a date on the package. If I buy the bacon on that date, I get 50% off but I usually eat it the next morning
              well then

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              • #8
                You'll be fine.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                  You'll be fine.
                  It's just that I had salmonella infection once, and I have a food poisoning phobia right now
                  well then

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                  • #10
                    have had food poisoning a few times and i'd eat it.
                    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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                    • #11
                      DEAR GODDESS NO!!!

                      Back AWAY from the package! Call the Hazmat team!! Someone save this poor soul!! *looks around for help*

                      *while everyone is looking around, sneaks in and steals bacon* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RaeVynn View Post
                        DEAR GODDESS NO!!!

                        Back AWAY from the package! Call the Hazmat team!! Someone save this poor soul!! *looks around for help*

                        *while everyone is looking around, sneaks in and steals bacon* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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                        @Gadsie it is probably safe but only you can make that call if you are going to eat it or not.
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                        • #13
                          Food does not magicly turn bad on the expiry day. It slowly deteriorates from the day it was packaged/produced. Food regulations build in a cushion on the expiry date. If it has a long expiry date (like bacon)you are usually safe eating it for some time after the expiry date. If it has a short expiry date (say milk) you have less leeway after the expiry date. Remember these dates are based on optimal storage conditions so some foods can be bad before the expiry date - most of us have experienced milk gone off before the expiry date. Freezing can extent the life of foods obviously, so if you hit a bacon sale you can freeze and use well past the expiry date.
                          Food poisoning tends to come more from contaminated fresh food like fruits vegetable and fresh meat.

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                          • #14
                            There's usually a 'best before' date.....but there's never a "bad after" date.....
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by twa2w View Post
                              Food poisoning tends to come more from contaminated fresh food like fruits vegetable and fresh meat.
                              listeria contamination can be a problem with cured meats.
                              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                              Ernest Hemingway

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