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Would you use this bacon?

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I am looking for something for tea as didnt manage to make it to the shop today.
I have a brand new sealed packet of bacon in the fridge but says USE BY 5th April.

It hasnt been frozen at any point.
Would you use it or not?
The colour still looks great, no browning to it or anything
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#1
if it doewsnt smell i would use it
#2
id use it.
#3
I would either cook it up and see what the results are or wait till it starts to stink and take it back to the retailer suggesting that you have just defrosted it and must have been off before you froze it.
#4
As long as its still pink and not smelly, We had some bacon that was 2 weeks out of date, but was still very pink so i braved and opened it and there was no bad smell so cooked it and we were all fine,
banned#5
although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure to be
#6
sassie
although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure to be


HAHA:-D
#7
sassie
although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure to be


aww dam!!! I have just put them all to bed! I will let hubby try his food first then if he is still breathing I may try it :p x

Thanks all I will see if it smells when I open it
#8
I wouldn't but OH would most definitely. He eats the most amazing out of date stuff and is still here to tell the tale. As he says it doesn't automatically go off at midnight that day :roll: Anyway if it looks okay then go for it.
#9
You'll be fine
banned#10
http://redeagle1.homestead.com/files/fora/worst_thread_ever.jpg
#11
Life is a rollercoaster.
#12
I wouldn't, not worth risking being sick etc. I'd rather have a sandwich or something plain instead. OH would though - he'd eat anything that smelt okay.
#13
vibeone
http://redeagle1.homestead.com/files/fora/worst_thread_ever.jpg


And you decided to join!!!
#14
As long as it's vacuum packed then I'd eat it, they must under date all food for safety purposes i would imagine.

If you don't log in tomorrow then we'll know.

On the other hand I'm expecting a 'We ate out of date bacon and now I'm being sick, what do you think is wrong' post tomorrow.
#15
m&s introduced dates before that you used you eyes and nose
if it looks ok smells ok the it will almost certainly be ok
i would eat it
#16
greg_68
As long as it's vacuum packed then I'd eat it, they must under date all food for safety purposes i would imagine.

If you don't log in tomorrow then we'll know.

On the other hand I'm expecting a 'We ate out of date bacon and now I'm being sick, what do you think is wrong' post tomorrow.


lol I would be chuffed if I was being sick!! Would lose some of the weight I have gained since easter :p
#17
robertkay
m&s introduced dates before that you used you eyes and nose
if it looks ok smells ok the it will almost certainly be ok
i would eat it


You just made that up, didn't you?
#18
Carley
Better still, don't eat the bacon.


Good Idea, but its all I have, I am putting it will wholemeal pasta so not too bad for me!!:oops:
#19
it will be fine bacon lasts along time but they are only allowed to put a certain lenght of use by date on.i have eaten bacon 2 weeks out before now and its been fine. its only things like chicken you have to be very careful with.
banned#20
eaten worse after a few beers .....still here!:thumbsup:
#21
what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no fridges??


MIND = BLOWN
banned#22
numptyj;8356742
what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no fridges??


MIND = BLOWN


sniff and munch!
banned#23
numptyj
what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no fridges??


MIND = BLOWN


Is that around the time the average age someone lived to was 47
#24
kaks26;8356351
I wouldn't but OH would most definitely. He eats the most amazing out of date stuff and is still here to tell the tale. As he says it doesn't automatically go off at midnight that day :roll: Anyway if it looks okay then go for it.

This is exactly the same as me and my hubby.
#25
greyparrot
it will be fine bacon lasts along time but they are only allowed to put a certain lenght of use by date on.i have eaten bacon 2 weeks out before now and its been fine. its only things like chicken you have to be very careful with.


Not really.

As a general rule, anything with a use by date on it is prone to micro' growth and therefore should be eaten before the date is up - that's why it's unlawful to sell anything beyond the 'use by' date.

Best before dates are however, different.
#26
As long as you are relatively healthy with a good immune system and access to a phone for 999 you chances of survival are really quite good.
Are you getting excited at the prospect of doing something dangerous :w00t:
#27
Best Before is just a recommended date to eat the product by (ie before it starts to go off and not that nice)

Use before is when it has to be eaten before, especially with meat products as bacteria etc starts to grow and can give you food poisioning - so don't eat it if it says 'use before' and the date has passed.
#28
diabeticguy
I would either cook it up and see what the results are or wait till it starts to stink and take it back to the retailer suggesting that you have just defrosted it and must have been off before you froze it.


Hi gypsy.
#29
numptyj
what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no fridges??


MIND = BLOWN

We used to have larders and not store very much - get from the shops/ butcher's van the day you were going to cook!! ;-)

Gosh, what a party when rationing ended.

Bacon is full of preservatives I expect - it'll be fine!
#30
Lulu'sMammy
This is exactly the same as me and my hubby.


:lol: Some of its so old I chuck when he's not in cos he'd eventually eat it!
#31
I am too late to prevent the OP from making any rash er decisions?:whistling:
#32
lol It was yummy and Im still here!!

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