Chicken soup emergency
I am making chicken soup for my son who is home sick with a cold. I put the chicken in the pot with the cold water and when it started boiling I noticed that a piece of the chicken packaging was in the pot. It is that foamy plasticy stuff that is in the bottom of the meat packages.
Do I need to throw the soup out? Or is it ok? Please help!
Just pull it out. The soup will be fine. It's considered to be a food safe material so there shouldn't be any problem.
You mean the "mattress pad"? It's got to be food-safe at cold temperatures or it wouldn't be used, but that's not to say it won't leach chemicals when heated. That said, if it had only been in there for a few minutes before you fished it out, and the broth tastes normal, I personally would use it. Unless you purchase organic everything and never touch plastic surfaces, you're contacting dubious chemicals on a regular basis.
I would say not to worry. If it had boiled in their all day and you found it while eating the soup? That might give me pause.