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To eat this ham?

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MrsStinkey Mon 10-Apr-17 13:27:40

Smoked cold ham, opened 5 days ago, smells fine and is perfectly in date. Best before 19th April. Pack says once opened consume within 2 days. Aibu to eat it anyway? It'll be fine won't it? confused

Naicehamshop Mon 10-Apr-17 13:47:51

I tend to ignore the 'consume within' date so long as it's still in date, if you see what I mean.

I may be very wrong, though!

TiggeryBear Mon 10-Apr-17 13:54:57

If it smells fine & is in date, I'd eat it. If I wasn't sure, I probably wouldn't give it to 1 year old DD but me & DP would be fine.

MrsStinkey Mon 10-Apr-17 17:11:59

Sat at work eating my sandwich now. Tastes fine. Not too worried!

UppityHumpty Mon 10-Apr-17 17:21:06

Smoked ham is salted so I personally wouldn't worry about it unless it started looking/tasting odd

Ameliablue Mon 10-Apr-17 17:28:54

I wouldn't eat it. Cooked meat is high risk as the bacteria that cause illness won't necessarily make the food taste bad or smell off. There are different bacteria that do that.

DonaldStott Mon 10-Apr-17 17:42:45

I see you have eaten it, but was just going to say I would have no qualms if it looked and smelled fine

NeonGod73 Mon 10-Apr-17 17:48:24

Anything smoked keeps for a long time. Even fish. It's a preservation method. I would eat that ham.

HoneyBeeMum1 Mon 10-Apr-17 20:28:33

I would definitely eat it. You would definitely know if it was off and as others have said, the smoking process will keep it edible for a surprisingly long time.

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