Would you eat fish that was 1 day out of date?

(39 Posts)
Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:01

Just looked in my fridge, and the fish I bought on Friday was meant to be eaten yesterday.

Would you take the chance, or would you just bin it?

belgo Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:47

does it look and smell alright? If so, I would eat it. (except I don't like fish anyway)

mishymoo Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:49

Personally, I would bin it - always frightened of food poisoning, especially with seafood!

FrannyandZooey Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:53


TaLcYsplicethemainbrace Wed 19-Sep-07 15:44:30

bin bin bin..

3sEnough Wed 19-Sep-07 15:44:31


TaLcYsplicethemainbrace Wed 19-Sep-07 15:47:48

'ave ye binned it? wink

Definitely bin

Nah, it's fine!

Tanee58 Wed 19-Sep-07 15:57:13

Hi PC, if it was in a sealed packet, and looks and smells ok, I'd eat it - making sure it was thoroughly cooked through, of course.

I'm terrible about chucking things out when they're only just past their date - heard somewhere that shops give a conservative leaway of 3 days on their Use By dates anyway to prevent them being sued. Also, my mother grew up during the depression and the war, and inculcated a hatred of waste in me.

Having said that, can also proudly say that I have not yet poisoned dd in 15 years smile.

HuwEdwards Wed 19-Sep-07 15:58:02

if it didn't smell too fishy and it looked ok, then yes.

fruittea Wed 19-Sep-07 15:58:56

I'd eat it unless it was starting to smell

Tanee58 Wed 19-Sep-07 16:00:43

Or you could bin the ReadyMeal instead wink!

if it smells "fishy" then bin it otherwise it will be fine.

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:12:07

It is in a sealed container. I haven't opened it yet to see how it smells, but it says use by 18th.

I would only be poisoning myself, as DS's don't like fish!

MascaraOHara Wed 19-Sep-07 16:12:54

yes.. assuming it doesn't smel rank and has been kept in the fridge.

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:13:43

Yes it has been in the fridge. I would have put it straight in the freezer, but I couldn't fit it in!

In terms of safety, I would absolutely eat it as long as it was properly cooked. But I wouldn't expect it to be very nice - freshness is all with fish IME.

Cammelia Wed 19-Sep-07 16:19:22

No I wouldn't eat any fish or meat that was past its eat by date

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:21:31

Even by one little day??
I guess I should just bin it, but the tight arse in me is thinking "That's £3.75 wasted!"

yes, bin it - it won't taste any good not being really fresh, you'\ll be worrying about it so wont enjoy it and if you cook it too long it'll taste vile anyway

Cammelia Wed 19-Sep-07 16:23:33

Yes because there can be nasty bacteria in those kind of foods - not worth the risk

Other types of food I use my sense of smell to decide, like we used to have to before use by dates were invented

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:29:54

okay, so maybe I shouldn't chance it.

Right, next question - seen as I don't want to waste it, should I give it to my ex?!!

mishymoo Wed 19-Sep-07 16:35:38

Why not...... grin grin grin

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:56:09

That was evil of me, wasn't it?!grin

Tanee58 Wed 19-Sep-07 17:38:37

Pop it in a 'Buy One Get One Half Price' box and proffer it to him as a little reciprocal love token grin.

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 17:40:59


yomellamoHelly Wed 19-Sep-07 17:41:08

Yes. Would just make sure it was properly cooked. Does it smell okay to you?

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 17:42:38

Haven't opened the packaging yet. I am a bit scared to eat it now!

Lazycow Wed 19-Sep-07 17:50:24

I would definitely eat it but then I used to regularly cook rice and leave the leftovers out overnight and stuff my face with it in the morning instead of making breakfast.

Then the wonders of MN informed me of a nasty bug you can get from rice that has been left for too long and not chilled quickly enough - so what do I know [grin}

Tanee58 Wed 19-Sep-07 17:57:10

I eat leftover rice - it's fine if it's been kept in the fridge (I have some even as we speak from a Thai curry made two days ago). My parents are Sri Lankan and we ate left overs with rice all the time!

And the fish should be fine. If not very flavoursome, make it into a nice fish pie with veg, a cheese sauce and lots of lovely mash potato. Yum!

TBH, I think we're too worried about food poisoning and super cleanliness these days - no wonder our kids develop allergies. 'What does not kill us, makes us strong' (she said as they carted her off to hospital with galloping dysentary grin)!

CapnBirdseye Wed 19-Sep-07 17:57:49

Aye, I'd eat it a week out of date

NannyL Wed 19-Sep-07 19:06:19

I would IF it looked and smelt ok

NAB3 Wed 19-Sep-07 19:06:53

I would bin it. Fish is notorious for food poisoning.

batgirl Wed 19-Sep-07 20:40:13

Well I was told (by a fishmonger, so maybe with a vested interest....) that for fish (not shellfish) to have rotted enough to cause you illness, it would smell so bad that you never in a million years consider having it in the house let alone eating it. So I would definitely feel happy eating it, but would agree that it's not likely to taste so good. Curry it maybe?

Tanee58 Thu 20-Sep-07 14:03:37

So, PC, what did you do?

If you don't answer, we'll know you ate it and now RIP.

Pinkchampagne Thu 20-Sep-07 16:01:23

Lol! I ended up having a friend round & getting a chicken kebab!grin

Tanee58 Thu 20-Sep-07 16:16:13

Chicken grin!

Pinkchampagne Thu 20-Sep-07 16:24:04

Yes chicken, and I have no idea if it was a day over it's sell by date, but I'm still here!!grin

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