1. Use your nose and eyes: If it smells bad, or looks funny, chuck it. 2. Cook it well: nothing really harmful will survive a proper cooking (just dont eat it anything less than well done) 3. If it tastes bad, chuck it or pour more hot sauce on it. 4. If it was stored in a fridge, then 1 day past will still be fine.
Edit: oh just noticed its minced meat. Ive eaten that a week past due date. Good burgers!
This weekend I saw a investigative journalism show. It said that in my country a person throws away an average of 44 kilos of food a year. This totals to 4 billion Euros.
Most food gets thrown away because companies don't want to be responsible for it, even though the majority of proceed food can be kept for years. Printing expiration dates relieves companies of responsibility and instils irrational fear in the consumer.
I endorse education on sterilising food with heat. You can even use fire!
(I'm am also curious what this thing is that could make you sick and can also live in a vacuum. )
vacuum packet meat does not mean plastic with vacuum inside. there is at least meat, and very likely also bacteria, and also quite likely there is still a tiny bit of air somewhere, and ... other stuff. as much as i know, the most effective way of conserving food is canning (heat up to kill bacteria and enclose in a way no new bacteria can get in). vacuum packing is only the second part of canning, so its for fresh stuff, and therefore way less effective. cooling or freezing slows down (or brings to a halt) bio chemical processes, which includes eveyrthing that bacteria do (including cell divission). pissing on it keeps away your naturally close concurence. and then there is also chemical stuff, which i would not recommend. -> try to get fresh or canned stuff, and only get as much uncanned (=fresh) stuff as you can eat soon, or else you might just piss on it.
also good if you want to prevent food from being throuwn away, is containering (not sure if that is the correct english word though).
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Jools was a free spirit, but with one weekness. he couldnt resist the sins of the outdated flesh. We have come together today, to say farewell to a friend, and there they bring the biohazard coffin. Lets hope that in his afterlife, he at last doesent have to enjoy unproperly cooked meat.
Humans used to eat very old and past meat in our history. It has gone out of style recently, and should definitely be avoided with most poultry, but for red meats and fishes it's remarkably safe, albeit somewhat unpleasant.
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