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    Would you use this bacon?

    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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    Banned

    if it doewsnt smell i would use it

    id use it.

    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.

    As long as its still pink and not smelly, We had some bacon that was 2 weeks out of date, but was still very pink so i braved and opened it and there was no bad smell so cooked it and we were all fine,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

    although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure to be

    sassie;8356327

    although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure … although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure to be



    HAHA:-D

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    sassie;8356327

    although i'de try it out on the kids first, if they ok then you are sure … 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 x

    Thanks all I will see if it smells when I open it

    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 He eats the most amazing out of date stuff and is still here to tell the tale.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.

    You'll be fine

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    http://redeagle1.homestead.com/files/fora/worst_thread_ever.jpg

    Life is a rollercoaster.

    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.

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    vibeone;8356370



    And you decided to join!!!

    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.

    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

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    greg_68;8356396

    As long as it's vacuum packed then I'd eat it, they must under date all … 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

    robertkay;8356425

    m&s introduced dates before that you used you eyes and noseif it looks ok … m&s introduced dates before that you used you eyes and noseif it looks ok smells ok the it will almost certainly be oki would eat it



    You just made that up, didn't you?

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    Carley;8356602

    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:

    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

    eaten worse after a few beers .....still here!:thumbsup:

    what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no fridges??


    MIND = BLOWN

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    numptyj;8356742

    what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no … what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no fridges??MIND = BLOWN



    sniff and munch!

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    numptyj;8356742

    what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no … 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

    kaks26;8356351

    I wouldn't but OH would most definitely. He eats the most amazing out of … 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.

    greyparrot;8356644

    it will be fine bacon lasts along time but they are only allowed to put a … 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.

    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:

    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.

    diabeticguy;8356322

    I would either cook it up and see what the results are or wait till it … 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.

    numptyj;8356742

    what happened to people when there were no use by dates and no … 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!

    Lulu'sMammy;8357085

    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!

    I am too late to prevent the OP from making any rash er decisions?:whistling:

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    lol It was yummy and Im still here!!
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