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Old 09-15-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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Any Way to Tell if Raw Chicken is Bad?

Besides the 'sell by' date of course... Any surefire way to tell?

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Old 09-15-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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SMELL it!!
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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But raw chicken always has a slight odor to it doesn't it? Even a fresh new package from the store, I can smell a hint of something or other... After all, if you can't smell a dead creature, something must be wrong with your nose right?
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Believe me... you'll KNOW if it smells bad !
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:53 PM   #5
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Yes indeed. NO doubt at all. Talking about spoilage of course--not bacterial disease presence.
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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We are not talking about a
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slight odor
We are talking about a strong bad smell.
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:57 PM   #7
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It STINKS!!!!!!
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really really stinks a lot.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:15 PM   #9
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the normal chicken colour will have tinged to grey and it will smell really bad.

Really really bad
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:01 PM   #10
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To be honest, I wouldn't have raw chicken sitting in my fridge so long that it was tinged with grey & smelled really bad.

I only hold raw poultry in the fridge - or any other raw meat for that matter - for 3 days tops. If I'm not going to use it within that time, it goes into the freezer or the trash. As far as fresh fish, if I'm not going to cook it the same day I purchase it, it's definitely cooked the following day.
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