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***URGENT*** - Chicken pieces, use by date yesterday, smell fine - okay to eat? Dinner supposed to be eaten at 6 pm, so need urgent answer!

(19 Posts)
emkana Tue 19-Apr-05 17:33:42


essbee Tue 19-Apr-05 17:37:06

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Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:39:11

I would if they smelt ok, I would also give them a good wash too tho, to help get rid of any bacteria on the surface.

Gobbledigook Tue 19-Apr-05 17:39:23

Neither would I - I just wouldn't risk it.

BadHair Tue 19-Apr-05 17:39:42

If they smell fine, look OK and have been in the fridge I'd eat them. I quite often use stuff which is slightly out of sell by date and haven't had any probs. Just means you can't prosecute the shop if you get a jippy tummy, but its unlikely to happen anyway.

Aero Tue 19-Apr-05 17:41:40

I'd use them too - I always use my sense of small with chicken and often chuck out if it's in date and has a funny smell, but if lok and smell ok, I'd use them. Obviously, though you couldn't sue the shop if they turned out to be off.

nutcracker Tue 19-Apr-05 17:42:01

I wouldn't tbh.

Gobbledigook Tue 19-Apr-05 17:42:04

I use lots of things out of date but I wouldn't risk it with chicken.

bundle Tue 19-Apr-05 17:42:38

i would if it smelled ok.

SoupDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 17:43:04

I would use them. Food doesn't suddenly go off when it reaches its use by date - some goes off earlier, some later and if it doesn't smell at all, I'd be happy to use it but would make extra sure that it's well cooked.

thedogmother Tue 19-Apr-05 17:43:06

No, not chicken. Wouldn't risk it personally.

WideWebWitch Tue 19-Apr-05 17:44:22

I would because the main prob is salmonella with chicken and cooking destroys it. So assuming they'll be properly cooked and you know they've been stored properly, i.e. in fridge I'd use them. It was only yesterday, they didn't magically go off at midnight last night! Lots of stuff used to be sold to staff at M&S at only one day past sell by date (v long time ago though!)

WideWebWitch Tue 19-Apr-05 17:44:54

x posted with Soupdragon, agree!

WideWebWitch Tue 19-Apr-05 17:45:41

Well, are you going to use them? I'm on tenterhooks and you've got 15 minutes before your supper!

bundle Tue 19-Apr-05 17:56:14

incincerate them, though obviously

emkana Tue 19-Apr-05 18:07:14

Thanks for advice.
Am cooking something else as we speak.

Demented Tue 19-Apr-05 18:13:09

I would have used them personally, same reasoning as WWW and Soupdragon. I would like to know where you got them as I often have the opposite problem, chicken that has gone smelly and hasn't even reached it's sell-by.

emkana Tue 19-Apr-05 19:57:54

They were from Sainsbury's.

Probably would have had them if it had just been for me and dh, but didn't want to chance it for my girls.

Demented Tue 19-Apr-05 23:34:51

Ah, they must have superior chicken in Sainsburys then! The stuff from Tesco in particular has a habit of going stinky before the sell by.

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