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    Am I going to die?

    My fridge is a living, breathing concoction of multicellular organisms as I'm shit at cleaning it out.

    Because I'm WFH and was feeling peckish, I grabbed some spag and some cooked chicken, and pulled out two tubs of Tesco Tomato and Garlic pesto, cooked it up and it was delicious.

    I was wondering where the fuck I got the pesto (Tesco stuff is limited in the sandpit) so went to check the packaging and noticed that it said "Best Before June 2015".

    Am I going to die?

    What "Best Before" dates have you ignored and were there any consequence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    What "Best Before" dates have you ignored and was there any consequence?
    Peaches bottled a decade earlier. Has turned into a peach brandy, was kinda nice.

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    Yes harry. You are going die. But it is unlikely to be from pesto.

    Best before dates are a suggestion basically, more to do with taste, rather than anything else. If it tasted ok, i would think you are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Am I going to die?
    Is this a good time to buy shares in Teakdoor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    You are going die. But it is unlikely to be from pesto.
    Still though, it's probably pesto get to a pharmacy at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Is this a good time to buy shares in Teakdoor?
    Don't be fooled, he's not that influential.

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    The main problem with eating these out of date items is that there is frequently no immediate consequence but over the longer term they can sometimes lead to septicemia which can indeed kill you with very little warning.

    In any case, good luck with that. I'd considerer a stomach pump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Yes harry. You are going die. But it is unlikely to be from pesto.

    Best before dates are a suggestion basically, more to do with taste, rather than anything else. If it tasted ok, i would think you are good.
    It tasted rather nice actually. Maybe it improves with age, like me.

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    R.I.P Harry

    Cause of death - Pestocide.

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    Karking out just prior to England's first taste of football glory in 55 years.

    That'd just be about how it goes.

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    I've got some sausages in the freezer that a mate gave me about 3 years ago. I don't want to throw them out but also not keen on eating them.

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    ...What to do with 2 packs of Italian sausages from an excellent butcher purchased before the pandemic and tossed in the freezer: if we had a dog, the answer would be easy...I mean, one can always get another dog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...What to do with 2 packs of Italian sausages from an excellent butcher purchased before the pandemic and tossed in the freezer: if we had a dog, the answer would be easy...I mean, one can always get another dog...

    The sausages contain a lot of fat. Fat gets rancid even in the freezer. If you are hungry and have nothing else you can eat it. But you probably have to be quite hungry.

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    The only "Best Before" date I double check is for milk.

    Once is enough in a lifetime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    The only "Best Before" date I double check is for milk.

    Once is enough in a lifetime...
    Milk is the only "best before" date I take no notice of. It needs a sniff test.

    Once is enough in a lifetime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Cause of death - Pestocide.




    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Karking out just prior to England's first taste of football glory in 55 years.
    Getting through the group stage?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    R.I.P Harry

    Cause of death - Pestocide.

    Klarse! Green owed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Milk is the only "best before" date I take no notice of. It needs a sniff test.
    One of my ex's many complaints about me: "Why do you always have to sniff the milk?"

    At least, that is what I think she said, I seldom paid attention.

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    ^The pour into the sink method is good for checking milk freshness too.
    Pours freely = good.
    Pours like wet concrete = give it a swerve.

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    A fridge should be defrosted annually for a thorough cleaning. The fixed compartments are best wiped over with a cloth dipped into a dilute but strong bleach solution and left to dry. All trays, racks and removable compartments similarly should be rinsed in a bleach bath and then washed again in warm soapy water.

    Sausages, minced meat, burgers etc., should only be stored for a maximum of one month provided they were placed in the freezer compartment on day of purchase ( post shopping respite in a commercial establishment provided it's air conned counts as 'day of purchase').

    'arry most certainly will die but probably from stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    A fridge should be defrosted annually
    ...or...buy a self-defrosting model and save yourself the effort...

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    Whether it is self-defrosting or not, it should be disconnected from the power supply and thoroughly cleaned in the manner I described allowing it to dry with the door open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    A fridge should be defrosted annually for a thorough cleaning.
    What can I say, I live on the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    ( post shopping respite in a commercial establishment provided it's air conned counts as 'day of purchase').
    Gullivers?

    Sausages?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    What can I say, I live on the edge.

    Indeed, people do by ignoring hygiene, usually through ignorance. The average uncleaned fridge probably sports more cultures than the fucking UN.

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