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Posted: 2/23/2006 10:49:33 AM EDT
What kind of timeframe do you guys go with for lunchmeat? I am debating on whether to eat some turkey that is from the 7th? Too long ago or prefectly fine?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:56:51 AM EDT
I use my senses
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:58:10 AM EDT
Eat it.
I double-dog dare ya!!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:58:44 AM EDT
Take the smell test
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:02:08 AM EDT
Turkey seems to go bad quicker than other cold cuts ... If I can't eat the turkey within 4-5 days tops it gets tossed.

Stuff that's more heavily processed, smoked or otherwise preserved (stuff like salami, bologna, some types of ham) seem to have a little bit longer shelf life (maybe a week or so).

Over 2 weeks, I gotta say you're pushing your luck a bit.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:18:39 AM EDT
Smell it and if there is any question about it being bad, throw it out. Ask yourself if it's worth eating the turkey if you run the risk of spending 3-7 days with blowout diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, etc, etc.

Some strains of E. coli and Salmonella are so bad that you will wish for death. No joke, I work in a research lab with them everyday and know how sick they can make you (although thankfully not firsthand).
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:27:33 AM EDT
Just eat it...you'll be fine. But then I could be wrong.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:30:15 AM EDT
let Mikey eat a sample of it first

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:31:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:46:45 AM EDT
when it has a slimey film on it, it's too old and needs to be thrown out, thats a sign it's breaking down and not safe to eat.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:47:50 AM EDT
Just eat it man.......with enough Miracle Whip any lunchmeat is safe to eat
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:52:57 AM EDT
7th of THIS month?.......Oh yeah.....good to go.....you can even drop it on the floor for 5 seconds if you like.....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:01:42 PM EDT
You can extend the life a little bit by pan frying it thoroughly on BOTH sides over high heat.

Not sure if Turkey will be palateable after that but Ham is pretty good that way.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:03:16 PM EDT
is it nice and dry and clean?

is it oily or slimy
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:07:01 PM EDT
Depends on the brand and how it was packaged.
Vacuum sealed and never opened it should be fine.
opened, proceed at your own risk.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:14:40 PM EDT
What's the worse that could happen? Your not a punk are you?





Go be the smell if it's at all strange chuck it!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:18:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Take the smell test



+1

Can ye smell it?!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:32:02 PM EDT
+1 on the smell and slime tests. If it passes those, I'd nuke it and get it sizzling hot and make a hot sandwich out of it. it won't make it sterile, but the heat will kill a lot of bacteria and give your immune system a better chance.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:40:11 PM EDT
Don't eat the Turkey, that stuff goes bad fast.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:08:57 PM EDT
It was kinda slimy,but here in PA we only get our lunch meat from a deli fresh cut. None of that packaged shit. I will update when i start befriending the crapper later on. I did douse it in some hot horseradish mustard which im sure killed all the germs :)
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:40:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Take the smell test



+1

Can ye smell it?!




+2 Smell Test it!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:45:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WindGapAR15:
It was kinda slimy,but here in PA we only get our lunch meat from a deli fresh cut. None of that packaged shit. I will update when i start befriending the crapper later on. I did douse it in some hot horseradish mustard which im sure killed all the germs :)



We may need to take up a collection. I don't think the mortician will be able to remove the horrible grimace from WindGap's face, so for the sake of his friends and relatives, maybe a quick cremation would be best.

RIP, WindGap
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:47:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 3:51:44 PM EDT by zeekh]
Ooops double post
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:48:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
when it has a slimey film on it, it's too old and needs to be thrown out, thats a sign it's breaking down and not safe to eat.



Just rinse the slimey stuff off. You'll be puking fine
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:51:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
when it has a slimey film on it, it's too old and needs to be thrown out, thats a sign it's breaking down and not safe to eat.



+1
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:54:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
let Mikey eat a sample of it first

www.weirdontheweb.net/images/food/miket.jpg

Can't, don't you remember, he died in a freak pop-rock and Pepsi accident!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:56:20 PM EDT
Can I have your guns?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:25:02 PM EDT
If you eat it and live I have your next challenge.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:30:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:26:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:27:09 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
If you eat it and live I have your next challenge.

pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL77/858902/5228703/130546634.jpg


Previously frozen?



Not since I bought it, I just keep forgetting to throw it out.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:36:08 PM EDT
When in doubt,
throw it out.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:28:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
If you eat it and live I have your next challenge.

pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL77/858902/5228703/130546634.jpg


Previously frozen?



Not since I bought it, I just keep forgetting to throw it out.



Intense Flavor!

I bet...

You try it first, I'll cover you! lol
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:44:22 PM EDT
You can't go wrong using the "Lisa" scale...



IE----------If it looks as bad as Lisa's lips don't eat it...!

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:48:34 PM EDT
Mmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmm Listeria monocytogenes adds flavor.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:55:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:08:21 PM EDT
got a mild case of the shits...other then that it was a awesome sandwich
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