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Would you eat fish that was 1 day out of date?

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Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:01

Just looked in my fridge, and the fish I bought on Friday was meant to be eaten yesterday.

Would you take the chance, or would you just bin it?

belgo Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:47

does it look and smell alright? If so, I would eat it. (except I don't like fish anyway)

mishymoo Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:49

Personally, I would bin it - always frightened of food poisoning, especially with seafood!

FrannyandZooey Wed 19-Sep-07 15:43:53


TaLcYsplicethemainbrace Wed 19-Sep-07 15:44:30

bin bin bin..

3sEnough Wed 19-Sep-07 15:44:31


TaLcYsplicethemainbrace Wed 19-Sep-07 15:47:48

'ave ye binned it? wink

GreebosWhiskers Wed 19-Sep-07 15:53:10

Definitely bin

margoandjerry Wed 19-Sep-07 15:54:32

Nah, it's fine!

Tanee58 Wed 19-Sep-07 15:57:13

Hi PC, if it was in a sealed packet, and looks and smells ok, I'd eat it - making sure it was thoroughly cooked through, of course.

I'm terrible about chucking things out when they're only just past their date - heard somewhere that shops give a conservative leaway of 3 days on their Use By dates anyway to prevent them being sued. Also, my mother grew up during the depression and the war, and inculcated a hatred of waste in me.

Having said that, can also proudly say that I have not yet poisoned dd in 15 years smile.

HuwEdwards Wed 19-Sep-07 15:58:02

if it didn't smell too fishy and it looked ok, then yes.

fruittea Wed 19-Sep-07 15:58:56

I'd eat it unless it was starting to smell

Tanee58 Wed 19-Sep-07 16:00:43

Or you could bin the ReadyMeal instead wink!

witchandchips Wed 19-Sep-07 16:03:30

if it smells "fishy" then bin it otherwise it will be fine.

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:12:07

It is in a sealed container. I haven't opened it yet to see how it smells, but it says use by 18th.

I would only be poisoning myself, as DS's don't like fish!

MascaraOHara Wed 19-Sep-07 16:12:54

yes.. assuming it doesn't smel rank and has been kept in the fridge.

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:13:43

Yes it has been in the fridge. I would have put it straight in the freezer, but I couldn't fit it in!

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 19-Sep-07 16:15:59

In terms of safety, I would absolutely eat it as long as it was properly cooked. But I wouldn't expect it to be very nice - freshness is all with fish IME.

Cammelia Wed 19-Sep-07 16:19:22

No I wouldn't eat any fish or meat that was past its eat by date

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:21:31

Even by one little day??
I guess I should just bin it, but the tight arse in me is thinking "That's £3.75 wasted!"

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 19-Sep-07 16:22:08

yes, bin it - it won't taste any good not being really fresh, you'\ll be worrying about it so wont enjoy it and if you cook it too long it'll taste vile anyway

Cammelia Wed 19-Sep-07 16:23:33

Yes because there can be nasty bacteria in those kind of foods - not worth the risk

Other types of food I use my sense of smell to decide, like we used to have to before use by dates were invented

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:29:54

okay, so maybe I shouldn't chance it.

Right, next question - seen as I don't want to waste it, should I give it to my ex?!!

mishymoo Wed 19-Sep-07 16:35:38

Why not...... grin grin grin

Pinkchampagne Wed 19-Sep-07 16:56:09

That was evil of me, wasn't it?!grin

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