Advanced search

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

(12 Posts)
Uranus Tue 09-Sep-08 20:47:32 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Message withdrawn at poster's request.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.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now