I bought some chicken thighs he other day and didn't realise the BB date was 15/9....
They have been in the fridge this whole time but so I throw them out or can I still cook them?
I know there is some difference between 'Best before' and 'use by'
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17-09-2015 08:46 #1
How do you tell if chicken is old?
17-09-2015 08:55 #2
Do they smell? If they're even slightly stinky I'd bin them.
17-09-2015 09:01 #3
Meh. I'd use them still but cook them thoroughly in a slow cooker or oven.
17-09-2015 09:03 #4Senior Member
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I'd never risk it with chicken personally
17-09-2015 09:06 #5Senior Member
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I've read if it's been in the fridge unopened 1-2 days after use by it can still be ok. I would bin it though.
17-09-2015 09:09 #6Senior Member
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It smells when it's bad.
I would be very hesitant to use chicken past it's use by.
17-09-2015 09:32 #7
Chicken gets a bit slimy and definitely has a smell that just isn't quite right. It'd be touch and go 2 days after the BB date.
17-09-2015 10:00 #8
I wouldnt risk it with chicken
17-09-2015 11:16 #9
Open the pack and smell them. You'll definitely know if they've gone bad. Chicken stinks when it turns!
17-09-2015 11:44 #10
I would toss it out, I don't mess around with use by dates on meat because the food poisoning can be really horrendous (especially with chicken). It can be slimy and smell - open up the meat if its folded over for packing (eg chicken thighs) as often the smell will be inside the folded cut if it's only just starting to go bad.
I won't even buy reduced to clear chicken now because often its already turning when I get it home and I'm sick of taking off chicken back to the supermarket.
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