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Is it still safe to cook my potroast?

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dipsy Oct 29, 2006 03:59 PM

I bought a potroast last Tuesday with a sell-by date of Friday. I want to cook it today. It smells meaty but doesn't smell off - if that makes sense.

Yay? Nay?

Thanks!!

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    Sam D. Oct 29, 2006 04:19 PM

    As long as it still passes the smell test and the appearance test, I would say go ahead and use it.

    The "sell by" date is not the same as a "use by" date.

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    1. re: Sam D.
      Candy Oct 29, 2006 04:23 PM

      Exactly. Cook that post roast up and enjoy it.

    2. frankiii Oct 29, 2006 04:36 PM

      even if there is a little bacteria on it (which there would be regardless) the long cooking time will kill anything.

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        dipsy Oct 29, 2006 07:25 PM

        Ok. It's in the oven. Smells divine. I hope this won't be my last post.... ;-)

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