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If I cooked uncooked prawns that went out of date yesterday...

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WanderingNotLost Fri 20-Jan-17 19:43:41

With some pasta and sauce and stuff... and then decided I didn't trust them and picked them out (after tasting two- tasted normal but I chucked them anyway) and eat everything else...

will I still get food poisoning?

19lottie82 Fri 20-Jan-17 19:44:33

If they look OK and more importantly smell ok, it will be fine. It's only 1 day.

PatriciaHolm Fri 20-Jan-17 19:44:41

Given they would have almost certainly been fine in the first place, I'd be very surprised!

MuseumOfCurry Fri 20-Jan-17 19:44:51

I think today is fine, tomorrow is not.

TheProblemOfSusan Fri 20-Jan-17 19:45:04

I think you'll be fine. Smell is really obvious with off prawns.

CommunionHelp Fri 20-Jan-17 19:46:47

Why do you think you'll get food poisoning? Did they smell and taste fine? Pretty good yardstick with fish and seafood. Things don't become deadly on the stroke of midnight. We should all trust our senses a little rather than treat labels as gospel.

WanderingNotLost Fri 20-Jan-17 19:47:39

I've never really smelled uncooked prawns before and I was cooking with garlic and mushrooms and stuff which have quite a strong smell themselves... but they'd gone eeeeever so slightly pink and I just wasn't sure.
I haven't chucked them though, might put them back in the fridge and eat them tomorrow if the two I ate don't make me sick!

Oblomov17 Fri 20-Jan-17 19:48:01

If they look and smell ok, they'll be fine.

QuiteLikely5 Fri 20-Jan-17 19:49:52

Eat them tomorrow but not tonight seems crazy given you're concerned about food poisoning!

Trust me if they were off they'd taste and smell fishy

Cary2012 Fri 20-Jan-17 19:50:36

Good sniff, go with your instincts.
Think about all the market stalls that sell sea food. They don't have 'sell buy dates'. You'll know if they don't smell ok, believe me.

pasturesgreen Fri 20-Jan-17 19:55:53

Seafood and fish that have gone off are pretty obvious. You almost certainly would have been fine eating them.

WanderingNotLost Fri 20-Jan-17 19:58:23

Ok Mn jury. The prawns are going back in...
See you on the other side!

Oysterbabe Fri 20-Jan-17 19:58:29

If they were off then yes food poisoning. But they were almost certainly absolutely fine and I wouldn't have batted an eyelid at eating them.

Elphame Fri 20-Jan-17 19:59:57

They don't suddenly turn bad 1 minute after midnight smile

KathArtic Fri 20-Jan-17 21:19:34

'if in doubt, throw them out'

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