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QUICK! My chicken - use by yesterday - would you eat it?

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ChaChaChaCh4nges Sun 05-Feb-17 15:03:26

Used by 4 Feb....

Smells fine.

Would you cook and eat it today?

Afreshstartplease Sun 05-Feb-17 15:03:48

Yep

321zerobaby Sun 05-Feb-17 15:04:39

Yes

NarkyMcDinkyChops Sun 05-Feb-17 15:04:46

Yeah. The chicken doesn't know the date and it doesn't turn bad on the stroke of midnight!

AlmostAJillSandwich Sun 05-Feb-17 15:05:05

As long as meat doesn't look discoloured and smells normal yes, i'd eat it one day after use by date. I don't think i'd use it any later though, even if it still looked/smelled ok.

Wolfiefan Sun 05-Feb-17 15:05:17

No. Not chicken.

Creatureofthenight Sun 05-Feb-17 15:05:55

Good grief, there was one of these yesterday. If it looks fine and smells fine, it will be fine.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Sun 05-Feb-17 15:06:09

Yes, but I would aim to use it all up and not keep any leftovers.

CrazyDuchess Sun 05-Feb-17 15:06:34

Yup as long as it smelled funeral and not slimy

Imnotbeverley Sun 05-Feb-17 15:06:44

No chance. I mean it would probably be fine but it's just not worth the risk, could you even enjoy it if you chanced it?

ChaChaChaCh4nges Sun 05-Feb-17 15:06:45

Does it make any difference that I'll be feeding it to the DCs? Youngest is 5.

JaceLancs Sun 05-Feb-17 15:07:24

Yes - use your common sense, smell look and taste
I made an omelette for DP at his house last night with eggs dated November! It was fine

NarkyMcDinkyChops Sun 05-Feb-17 15:07:33

What risk? What do you think occurred to make it unsafe to eat at 12.01am that wasn't there at 11.59pm last night?

ArmySal Sun 05-Feb-17 15:07:42

No.

NarkyMcDinkyChops Sun 05-Feb-17 15:08:02

Does it make any difference that I'll be feeding it to the DCs? Youngest is 5

No. It's either ok or its not.

MyCatIsABiggerBastardThanYours Sun 05-Feb-17 15:08:18

Yes.

Lifeisshort123 Sun 05-Feb-17 15:08:30

Yes if it smells okay and looks okay.

Wolfiefan Sun 05-Feb-17 15:09:02

OP isn't cooking it at 12:01 though. confused
Use by dates are there for a reason. You can't smell or see everything that could make you unwell. I really wouldn't risk it.

ChaChaChaCh4nges Sun 05-Feb-17 15:09:15

It smells, looks and feels perfect.

liz70 Sun 05-Feb-17 15:10:13

"smelled funeral"

Well, that doesn't bode well…

NarkyMcDinkyChops Sun 05-Feb-17 15:11:44

Use by dates are there for a reason. You can't smell or see everything that could make you unwell. I really wouldn't risk it

As a guide. Not as a law.
Seriously, if you think its a risk you must know what that risk is and how it became risky instantly? So what is it?

Doje Sun 05-Feb-17 15:13:55

Yep. In fact I've got a chicken in the oven right now that has a use by of 4th Feb! Don't tell my husband!!!

tigermoll Sun 05-Feb-17 15:20:36

It will be fine. Make sure it is thoroughly cooked (as you would with any chicken), wash your hands after handling the raw meat and you will be totally fine.

bloodyteenagers Sun 05-Feb-17 15:20:57

I would.
But then I sometimes buy produce from butchers/fish monger/pick your own.. Not a date in sight. The food doesn't know it's supposed to go bad before a certain date. So your left with your own sense of smell and look. If it looks bad smells funny then oh don't eat it.
But I have also had milk with days to go and it's gone off.

LoveMyLittleSuperhero Sun 05-Feb-17 15:22:17

Liz I noticed that too grin if it smells funeral don't touch it!
If it smells and looks fine, cook it, (thoroughly obv) and serve it up!

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