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Listeria scare

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Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 10:42:14

Hello I'm new to netmums im creating this thread because yesterday my partner made me a sandwich with out of date flora margarine he didn't realise it went out of date September last year but now I'm worried because I think it was kept out the fridge ages to. I called the hospital who just said to come in if I am sick but symptoms can take up to 2 months to show and this can be very dangerous for my son. Any reassurance?

haveacupoftea Sun 15-Jan-17 10:46:33

I wouldn't panic. Flora isn't like fresh cream, there's enough chemicals in those tubs to keep it listeria free until Donald Trump decides to end the world in a nuclear holocaust.

If we all panicked every time we ate something we shouldn't, A&E would be constantly full of women fretting over having eaten a piece of salami or soft serve ice cream.

Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 11:07:38

thankyou Iv been worried ever since I looked it up and it said butter sad

sj257 Sun 15-Jan-17 11:10:32

Flora isn't butter...

Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 11:26:08

I understand this , but when I looked it up it wasn't giving me a clear answer to if it would cause harm. I mean it's been out of date since September and out the fridge for ages

1000hobnobs Sun 15-Jan-17 11:26:28

As above, Flora isn't butter so I imagine not an issue.

Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 11:27:36

And I found it worrying it tasted weird and then there was like this weird black mark on the lid like mould

whyohwhy000 Sun 15-Jan-17 11:27:45

Apparently (I could be wrong) you can eat butter and margarine up to 4-5 months after the best before date.

Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 11:30:56

I thought that but I think it's was the fact it was left out for so long like months and I saw that weird thing on the lid just want my son ok

Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 11:31:31


BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sun 15-Jan-17 11:32:04

Marge is basically vegetable oil & water.

Also the amount of spread on a sandwich is negligible.

GinIsIn Sun 15-Jan-17 11:36:30

It's fine - flora is essentially vegetable oil, and doesn't really go out of date. A mark on the lid would most likely be from some other food getting in there off the knife at some point, not the flora itself.

Maybe give your fridge a quick clean out though, if there's things in there that went off 4 months ago! grin

Try not to worry about this - it really should be fine.

Oh and ps. This isn't netmums.... grin

Layarose Sun 15-Jan-17 11:44:01

Thanks all I feel abit better now and oh aha smilesmile I thought I created the account on it.

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