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Having an argument with DH over this chicken.

(5 Posts)
saltire Mon 11-Aug-08 17:18:08

The use by date was yesterday. i cooked it up and we had some left. Made some soup, but there is some cooked left over in the fridge. Does it need to be used today, or would tomorrow do, if it was Sundays use by date?

Trmpq Mon 11-Aug-08 17:20:31

Well I would say cook by Sunday (or even a day or 2 later if it doesn't smell off) then it'll last for a good 3 days if refrigerated so fine to eat the cooked meat tomorrow

DontNeedAnything Mon 11-Aug-08 17:21:57

The use by date is a cook by date IMO. Then you have an extra couple of days.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 11-Aug-08 17:23:22

Tis fine. Cooking has extended it's life (well you know what I mean) It'll be OK tomorrow.

clumsymum Mon 11-Aug-08 17:30:08

Use by dates are crap anyway, a marketing technique used to persuade us to chuck out perfectly good food and buy more.

It's fine for at least 3 days after cooking, just smell it. If it smells like chicken its fine, if it smells off, it's off.

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