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Would you eat mozzarella 4 days past its date, if you were 32 weeks pregnant??

(13 Posts)
princessmel Mon 24-Aug-09 18:02:32

I have asked this as a hijack on the 'pasta bake' thread but am still can't decide. Just about to layer the bake now....

I have done the sniff test and it's looks and smells fine.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Mon 24-Aug-09 18:03:19

No way.

eightisseventoomany Mon 24-Aug-09 18:05:10

Only if it has some maggotts in it !!!

otherwise nooooo


pasturesnew Mon 24-Aug-09 18:05:30

Actually I would if it is being thoroughly cooked. Not otherwise, though.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Mon 24-Aug-09 18:07:25

yes if it smelled ok - when mozarella goes off it takes on a fizzy almost alcoholic nature so you would know if it was dodgy.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Mon 24-Aug-09 18:08:44

oh yes, just read you're going to cook it so yes of course. I have a mozarella in the fridge dated 16th august, I'm going to do the sniff test in a bit and if it's ok it will go on my spaghetti in a bit.

princessmel Mon 24-Aug-09 18:13:46

I didn't use it.

Dh's looked much nicer than mine!!

I did them in separate dishes. (dh is eating his later when he's home from football training)

Thanks for your thoughts.

I almost certainly would have eaten it(past it's date) if not pregnant.

mogend77 Mon 24-Aug-09 18:19:52

I would if it smells OK & was getting cooked.

crokky Mon 24-Aug-09 18:35:47

You did the right thing - I would eat if not pregnant, but would not do so if pregnant. Not worth the risk IMO.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 24-Aug-09 18:37:04

I wouldn't but def not when pregnant

Food poisoning when pregnant is not funny

peanutbutterkid Mon 24-Aug-09 18:49:00

Yeah, I would, but I have no standards shock.

princessmel Mon 24-Aug-09 21:40:42

I ate my no-mozzeralla one, after I annoyingly burnt the top Not totally but too done for my liking.

Dh is back and going to eat his...

Snowfalls108 Tue 25-Aug-09 17:40:35

Sniff test means nothing I'm afraid.
Pathogenic bacteria - the ones that make you sick - don't cause changes that you can detect. Spoilage bacteria cause changes that you can detect, but they're not necessarily going to make you ill.

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