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Chicken past best-before-date

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SugarThreat Sun 20-Oct-19 12:44:35

I bought a "roast in a bag" chicken from Tesco earlier this week, which I was going to cook tonight for dinner. But I've just noticed it's best before date is yesterday! Would you still cook it? Will we all die of food poisoning if I do? So gutted I didn't notice it before now... seems such a waste shock

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Drum2018 Sun 20-Oct-19 12:46:59

I gather you can't open the bag slightly to check the smell? Personally I wouldn't risk it as chicken goes off so quickly.

NannyR Sun 20-Oct-19 12:48:12

I would say it's probably fine, if it smells and looks ok and is properly cooked through. It's only a few hours out of date really.

SugarThreat Sun 20-Oct-19 12:54:25

Good point about it only being off by some hours. I'd be worried about opening the bag incase it cooks weird but honestly worth the risk.. rather a slightly less juicy meal than a potentially catastrophic one grin

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Oblomov19 Sun 20-Oct-19 12:55:51

It'll be fine. Don't open the bag.

ColdRainAgain Sun 20-Oct-19 12:56:27

Yes, Id open it and smell.
Then either roast as a normal roast (rather than in the bag) or bin.

handbagsatdawn33 Sun 20-Oct-19 13:52:44

Is it really "Best Before"? Chicken is usually "Use By".

I'd open & smell if it's BB, but throw away if it's UB.

SugarThreat Sun 20-Oct-19 14:55:54

Looking at it now and it's definitely "use by" 😩

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