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Nov 21, 2006 02:02 PM

food safety question - chicken stock

I made a homemade chicken stock about 10-12 days ago and its been sitting in the fridge since. I know I should have put it in the freezer but just didn't get around to it. I'm trying to decide whether I should use it. I was thinking about boiling it for 5-10 minutes to kill any evil bacteria and such and then using it. What would you do?

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  1. I wouldn't. 12 days is a long time in the fridge!

    1. You are supposed to boil refrigerated stock every 5 days. I would throw it out.

        1. Too long, IMHO. Next time, chill then freeze & it will last a long, long time.

          1. Okay. Bye-bye stock. I'll keep the 5 day rule in mind for next time. Thanks for your input!