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Old 03-23-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Sara Moulton gets carried away

I saw Sara Moulton on Good Morning America this morning. (Tiny little Sara only comes to Diane Sawyer's shoulder.)
Now I love Sara, but she was talking this morning about how long certain foods will keep, and I think she got carried away on the side of safety. She claimed that packaged lunchmeat was only good for 3-5 days after opening, and that sliced lunchmeat from the deli was only good for 1 day!
I think she needs a good dose of practical.

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Old 03-23-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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My deli meat rule is 4 days.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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I've had deli lunchmeat last for a week or more , only because I vacuum pack it with food saver after each time I take some lunch meat out.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:28 PM   #4
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I've had deli lunchmeat last for a week or more , only because I vacuum pack it with food saver after each time I take some lunch meat out.
Thats a good idea!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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I think she's a little off. I've had lunch meat, deli or prepackaged last way longer than a couple of days. We buy the packaged stuff at the beginning of a camping trip and use it throughout and we camped for a week or more at a time.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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Maybe Oscar Meyer et al are paying her. LOLOOL!

Let's see, I have a package of premium deli style sliced ham, purchased for $3.00 off the day it expired, open in my fridge. Bought it 5 days ago.
It is still just fine.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:03 PM   #7
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maybe she's servsafe certified, guys.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:06 PM   #8
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I can't even imagine deli lunchmeat lasting one day. I think it has to depend on the expiration date on the huge piece of meat that it's sliced from. You know, I've never asked the deli person what the expiration date on the meat is before they started slicing, but it might be a good idea to do that. I have been guilty of changing my order if the deli person pulls out a tiny butt-end piece to slice my meat from. That makes me think the meat has been sitting in the counter a while.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #9
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I always try to use up the deli slices the day after I bring it home. After that there seems to be just a slight whiff of off-ness about it that I can't stop thinking about and so wouldn't enjoy eating it. I admit I don't seal it up in any special way - just use the zip top provided by the deli.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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Sara's nuts!!

I keep deli meats like roast beef, turkey, liverwurst, etc., for one week; cheeses, salami's & their ilk for 2 weeks or more. No problems, never any "whiff of offness", & I don't do anything special except make sure their original wrappings are closed.
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