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Old 05-29-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Food Spoilage Table


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Anything that makes you gag is spoiled (except for leftovers from what you cooked for yourself last night).

When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.

Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can't get any more spoiled than it is already.

If it makes you violently ill after you eat it, the mayonnaise is spoiled.

Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled - (or wrecked anyway) by the time you pry them out with a kitchen knife.

If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a three-block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.

Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can't get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet.

Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a basketball should be disposed of. Carefully.

A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.

It should not taste like salad dressing.

Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy undergrowth.

If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.


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Old 05-29-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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Omg Lc that's good. Thank you lol !

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
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I knew better. I know I knew better. But I had to do it. And LC61, you did it too!
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:54 AM   #4
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As the old saying goes; When in doubt, throw it out.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
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I work for Extension, and I sent that off to our nutrition person. She said she was tempted to use it for the folks who call and ask for advice about spoilage in food, but are determined to eat it no matter what she says.
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since that house fell on my sister.
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