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Old 02-27-2007, 02:31 PM   #11
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I'd toss it but that's just me. I don't roll the dice with my health anymore as I've found they come up snake eyes more often than not.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:46 PM   #12
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Rinse it. Smell it. If it smells OK, use it. Coolish counts.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:56 PM   #13
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Yep, go for it if it smells OK, must be cool weather over your way
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:12 PM   #14
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Smell will tell you nothing. you can still get serious food poisoning.

FWIW, fish should never be defrosted on the counter -- only in the fridge of under cold running water.

If you've ever had food poisoning from bad fish, you know you don't want that again. The money be da&ned! Have pasta with tomato sauce instead...
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:44 PM   #15
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oh oh oh....I hope no one says that to you!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:00 PM   #16
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I'd definitely toss it and eat PB & J if I had to. Smell or not, it's not worth taking a chance on getting really, really sick.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:16 PM   #17
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Well, thanks for the input everyone!

My heart (and my frugal grandmother's teachings) went with those who said "go for it".

But, my mind (and worry) uncharacteristically won this time, and I tossed the $3/lb tilapia and got the $9/lb haddock.

pffft

It was delicious. Better be.

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Old 03-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #18
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As long as air is getting to it, I wouldn't worry. How do you think they make dried fish/jerky. I'd rinse it just to be safe though. Meat/fish is always sterile on the inside..it's the outside you gotta worry about, especially if air isn't getting to it, and it's moist.................z
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:33 PM   #19
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Well, z, I don't know about air getting to it. Each filet was in it's own sealed little packet.

It's long gone, but thank you for the reply!

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Old 03-04-2007, 03:35 PM   #20
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As long as air is getting to it, I wouldn't worry. How do you think they make dried fish/jerky. I'd rinse it just to be safe though. Meat/fish is always sterile on the inside..it's the outside you gotta worry about, especially if air isn't getting to it, and it's moist.................z
This is very dangerous advice. Jerky is made under controlled conditions and it is not just left out on a counter. How do you think fish spoils?

Rinsing it would do nothing. Dip your hands in something dirty then rinse them. Think they are clean? Guess again. You might have washed off any visible dirt, but without soap that is all you did.
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