Originally Posted by Alix
OK can we let this one go now? This thread is hopelessly off topic.
Jenifer? You still out there? LOL, tell us what you did with the chicken...please?
I'm not sure when a thread gets off topic. I think Jenifer's question was completely answered. No one here thinks eating chicken that has been frozen a few weeks or even months is unsafe.
Then a new topic seemed to open with the frozen chicken in the crock pot. In the spirit of this forum and its purpose, I think it would be irresponsible to just let that pass by without pointing out that the USDA considers it unsafe.
I suppose we could have started another separate thread, but I don't really see the benefit of that in this case.
I would like to correct a couple of other things here: Blood tests are not done for food poisoning to my knowledge; stool samples are cultured and the organism is isolated in a lab.
I am also unaware of any food poisoning that takes 3 days to develop or one that only causes a headache. Food poisoning is an affliction of the GI tract and causes symptoms associated with that region; cramping, vomiting and diarrhea. Headache can be associated due to the infection, but I have not heard of it in isolation.
Sorry, but this is the last place we want misinformation about food safety.