Originally Posted by CharlieD
Did you smell it? How does it smell?
This is not a reliable way to test as there are toxins that could be in the food that do not alter the smell.
Chances are that the food was fine. The problem though is that if you are wrong then the consequences could be severe, with death being a possibility. I always go back to my seat belt analogy. You could drive for 50 years without ever wearing a seat belt once and never have a problem, but that one time you finally do get into an accident you will wish you would have worn it. At that point it is too late though.
It stinks dumping out what might be perfectly good food, but it is better than getting violently ill or even possibly dying.