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I'm still alive!

Lady Grey Nov 29, 2012 02:34 PM

Since people often wonder and worry about expiration dates and food viability, I'd like to report that I am still alive and well, after eating the contents of two cans (tuna and cannellini), 2-3 years past expiration, and some frozen vegetables that had been thawed and re-frozen as a result of Hurricane Sandy. I'd heard to never use re-frozen meat, but that vegetables were all right.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Lady Grey Nov 29, 2012 02:55 PM

    You need to read through this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572415

    We are all survivors!

    (RIP in Sam F.)

    1. foodieX2 RE: Lady Grey Nov 29, 2012 03:05 PM

      glad to hear it LG!

      1. John E. RE: Lady Grey Nov 30, 2012 09:43 PM

        In your honor I'm eating a tube of GoGurt that expired on December 06, 2009.

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          virtualguthrie RE: Lady Grey Dec 1, 2012 12:28 AM

          Well you certainly took things to the extreme by eating tuna 2 years past expiration but kudos to you.

          I too am still here and have yet to get sick from eating food past expiration dates and food that sat out all night. I routinely leave pizza out of the fridge and eat it the next day and violate other so called rules of food safety. The question on this site recently about whether the salmon that was left out 45 minutes was still safe blew my mind.

          Glad you're ok.

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            MGZ RE: virtualguthrie Dec 1, 2012 12:38 AM

            If it weren't for pizza that sat in the box overnight, I probably would have had very few breakfasts while I was in college.

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            KSlink RE: Lady Grey Dec 1, 2012 01:26 AM

            Happy to report that I've shown no ill effects from consuming roasted pork shoulder, and chili, that had been made at least two weeks earlier, more like two and a half. Out of town trip was longer than expected.....now I have to deal with some broth that has been covered by a layer of fat that whole time, wish me luck!

            1. hill food RE: Lady Grey Dec 1, 2012 01:38 AM

              LG - sheesh even in death you are SUCH a compulsive liar...

              let it go already and sleep that good sleep.

              1. Gio RE: Lady Grey Dec 1, 2012 04:27 AM

                Gee and I thought I was honoring Sam by eating tofu last night that had expired on 17 October... a mere 6 weeks ago.

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                  sal_acid RE: Gio Dec 1, 2012 04:32 AM

                  you can cross the street without looking quite a few times before you get hit.

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                    Gio RE: sal_acid Dec 1, 2012 04:49 AM

                    Actually, when I was a young teen I Did look both ways before crossing and was hit by a truck plowing through the intersection right past a policeman who was directing traffic...

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