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Old 05-02-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Are these Gherkins fit to use?

I had bought a bottle of pickled gherkins about 3 months back. I have kept it refrigerated since the time I opened it. Now I see that the vinegar it is preserved in has turned whitish. Is that normal?

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Old 05-02-2006, 02:08 PM   #2
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Personally, I'd toss it.

I've kept jars of opened pickled products longer than 3 months & the vinegar never turned "whitish" or cloudy in any way & the product remained perfectly fine.

What you describe suggests bacteria.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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Sounds like it may have been contaminated by someone dipping in a dirty fork or fingers. Toss it.
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