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Quick lunch Q - can I eat these out of date foods?!!

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Chimichangaz Tue 18-Apr-17 12:14:23

I'm on a mission to use up food rather than just chucking it like I usually do blush .

Got some Sainsburys mini houmous pots, says use by 14/4
Also got some Sainsburys smoked mackerel fillets, says use by 15/4

Neither have been opened yet and have been stored in the fridge.

Am I safe to eat them?!


cdtaylornats Tue 18-Apr-17 12:34:14

If you aren't pregnant or health compromised, open them and if they smell rancid bin otherwise eat. With houmous who knows if the vile stuff is rancid.

Popskipiekin Tue 18-Apr-17 12:37:05

Hummus will be fermenting by now, don't bother. Smoked mackerel... does smoking preserve it a bit? Tbh I'm not good with fish even fresh so that would be straight in the bin for me I'm afraid, but I'm sure a bite to test it won't kill you.

BlueChampagne Tue 18-Apr-17 12:39:37

I'd have a sniff and plunge in if my nose suggested it was OK.

Chimichangaz Tue 18-Apr-17 12:58:02

Thanks all.

Popski yes I wondered if smoking preserved it too.

Think I will bin the houmous, not really sure why I bought it, seemed like a good idea but it's not my favourite anyway.

About to sniff and plunge as per Blue's suggestion...

Chimichangaz Tue 18-Apr-17 13:37:06

Update - opened the mackerel, it smelled ok so I had some of it. Have binned the rest though as I'm sure it would start to deteriorate now I've opened it.

Thanks all smile

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 18-Apr-17 14:07:38

I would eat the fish and bin the houmous, I always go by look and smell and never dates, about 60% of food in my place gets eaten when it's 'out of date' never been ill from it grin

4merlyknownasSHD Wed 19-Apr-17 10:24:17

Eat both!

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