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Dec 14, 2007 10:23 AM

Chicken livers 3-4 weeks old...edible?

I've had a tub of livers in my fridge for 3-4 weeks, and a recipe tonight that calls for them. Should I toss them, or are they okay to eat?

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  1. jfood would not even feed them to the dog. :-))

    1. Don't even "burp" the container to find out how fresh they are NOT. Dispose of them as carefully as you would hazardous waste. Go buy some this afternoon. There is enough bad news in the papers around holiday season without us having to read about a whole family wiped out by $2 worth of rancid chicken livers.

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      1. re: Veggo

        My goodness, a case in which jfood, Veggo, and Sam agree...toss them without opening.

      2. From my experience, chicken livers don't keep for much more than a week in the fridge. I'll bet they smell rancid. But if you were brave enough to smell them and they smell fine, I'd use them, but cook them thoroughly.

        1. Thanks folks. I had no idea what the shelf life was like on these. You have, perhaps, saved my life. (Or at least my night.)

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          1. re: Discoethan

            i'd be afraid, really afraid, to even look at them...

          2. NO! Organ meats are *very* perishable. Even chicken parts would not be good after that amount of time.