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If the mince I have bought is still within date, but has turned brown in the fridge...

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Uranus Tue 09-Sep-08 20:47:32

...is it still OK to cook/eat?

sallystrawberry Tue 09-Sep-08 20:48:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

muggglewump Tue 09-Sep-08 20:49:55

Open it and smell it. If it smells fine I'd use it.

LittleMyDancing Tue 09-Sep-08 20:50:23

As long as it smells ok, then it's fine, especially if it's in date. The brown is just the blood congealing (sounds disgusting, I know!) but it doesn't mean the meat is off.

DisasterArea Tue 09-Sep-08 20:51:32

someting to do with air getting at it i think. DH has gone to bed so i can't ask him.
sniff it.

nowwearefour Tue 09-Sep-08 20:52:25

i cook when the mince looks like this but still in date all the time. if it smells ok am sure will be fine.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 09-Sep-08 20:52:52

every time I ask this question, I am always laughed at and told that meat is supposed to be that colour.

Uranus Tue 09-Sep-08 20:55:12

Thank for all your answers. I haven't opened the packs yet, as will be cooking in the morning. If they smell OK I will use them!

fishie Tue 09-Sep-08 20:56:29

i think it is oxidising, so reacting to the air in teh packet. or light or something. anyway i eat anything unless it is actually rotten and nothing awful has happened to me or those i have fed. your nose will tell you.

tissy Tue 09-Sep-08 20:56:46

if it was wrapped in paper, not cling film it would look like that while still in the shop. It will be fine.

Whizzz Tue 09-Sep-08 20:57:17

yes it goes brown on contact with air - shouldn't be a problem

LyraSilvertongue Tue 09-Sep-08 20:58:33

Use it as long as it doesn't smell bad.

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