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Would you eat it? Plated edition.

I ordered a Plated delivery that was supposed to arrive on Wednesday and they say the food is good in its box until midnight on the delivery date. Well, my package got delayed and arrived at 6pm on Thursday. [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on Jan 19, 2017 - 13 answers

Food Safe Filter: Home canned pickles

Home canned pickles from 2008 - yay or nay? [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on May 5, 2016 - 16 answers

Can I eat these boiled eggs?!

I boiled some eggs last night and left the pot on the stove...augh! Please tell me I can eat these. [more inside]
posted by zinful on Mar 1, 2016 - 24 answers

I know, I know, it's cereus

Is there somehow less of a problem with Bacillus cereus in Japanese rice? I often see remarks like this one about not refrigerating onigiri, and about leaving rice in the rice cooker for hours if not days and continuing to eat it. The worst food poisoning I have ever had was from B. cereus, so I am hypersensitive to rice preparation and storage. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Nov 2, 2015 - 17 answers

My dog ate some guitar humidifier. Should I take her to the vet?

About half an hour ago I saw my dog lounging in the liner of my guitar case, and I thought, aw, how cute. Then I saw that she had been chewing, and swallowing small amounts of my Herco HE360 guitar humidifier. [more inside]
posted by Luminiferous Ether on Sep 7, 2015 - 5 answers

I ate cheesecake and now I'm sick.

Generally I can have cheese and yogurt in small amounts but not milk and cream, and I've had cheesecake in the recent past even after I became lactose intolerant to the aforementioned. I still feel terrible after 24 hrs. Do I have to seek medical attention? [more inside]
posted by one teak forest on Jul 5, 2015 - 17 answers

Stomach flu achiness--help meeeee

I have the stomach flu (gastroenteritis/food poisoning/whatever you want to call it) and the body aches are making me miserable. How can I feel better? (Inevitably gross details within...) [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jan 14, 2015 - 8 answers

I found the fridge and freezer unplugged. Now what?

I found the fridge and freezer in my (6 person) shared house turned off at the plug socket this morning. The freezer temperature had got to -6 degrees C. I read that it should be -18 degrees C. My breakfast milk from the fridge was room temperature. I don't know when the plug had been switched off. My housemates have meat in the freezer. To avoid the risk of food poisoning, should I tell everyone to throw all their food out? If not everything, what should we prioritise getting rid of?
posted by mister_kaupungister on Nov 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Safe to Eat? Cooked Chicken ... One Week Old

I checked archives but found no question similar to this one: Roasted a chicken last Monday. Tore it into shreds, was still warm when we put it away in the fridge. In a plastic container, somewhat airtight. However, have taken it out once and opened the container. But promptly forgot about it until today. Safe to eat?
posted by moiraine on Oct 13, 2014 - 24 answers

Ate two moldy muffins, because I'm an idiot. How much danger am I in?

I've gotten hooked on the bran muffins from Vons/Pavillions, and I always start my day with one. Yesterday there was some mold on one, and I just cut it off and ate it. Today I did the same, but then I did a quick Google search and found out there are all sorts of potential horrors from eating moldy bread. Now I don't know how freaked out to be. Complicating factor: I'm recovering from cancer surgery. [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Oct 10, 2014 - 10 answers

Can I eat it filter: Cooked vegetarian quiche left out

I accidentally forgot to put the quiche in the fridge after lunch and discovered it when I came back home. It was left out for about 5 hours, probably at around 70 degrees. I am getting differing opinions from my internet search. Should I toss it?
posted by Blissful on Sep 20, 2014 - 11 answers

Already Ate It Filter: Undercooked chicken edition

For lunch (30 min ago) I accidentally ate a couple bites of very undercooked (if not raw) chicken for lunch. It's my own fault -- I rather absentmindedly baked some pre-marinated but possibly partially frozen chicken breast last night for lunch today, nuked it this afternoon to reheat, and was a couple bites in before I realized it was definitely not cooked. I tossed it as soon as I realized it, but I'm a little worried. Any idea how long it would take before I know if I have salmonella or whatever the dangers are? Is there anything I can do now? I feel ok right now, but maybe a little queasy... is this the beginning of things to come? Thanks!
posted by cgg on Mar 28, 2014 - 14 answers

Can I eat it? Indian grocery edition.

I bought some hot mango pickle at the Indian grocery store yesterday. It was packaged differently from what I've had before and I am concerned about its safety. When I've bought this same kind before it was in a glass jar with a metal lid, like other shelf-stable canned goods in jars. This time it was stored at room temperature in a glass jar, but the lid is plastic. [more inside]
posted by SandiBeech on Feb 27, 2014 - 12 answers

My very first food poisoning question

So, I ate some truly delicious Ethiopian food (lentils, cabbage and potato, collard greens, and okra, plus the bread) I got as takeout from a local place on Friday evening. About 8 hours later I awoke feeling dreadful. I threw up four times over the next 8 hours or so, and I am one of those people who virtually never vomits. I also felt really sick, with a major stomach ache. I have been feeling gradually better since, and am back at work today, but still feel trembly, nauseated and kinda green around the edges. And no bowel movements to date. When am I going to feel like myself again? Do I have to call my doctor?
posted by bearwife on Jan 27, 2014 - 22 answers

i just want to eat only bread.

Help calm me down about my fear of food poisoning. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Aug 4, 2013 - 25 answers

Long time no poop:

I'm recovering from food poisoning. It's been a week now without a "proper" bowel movement. I feel mostly OK otherwise. How long is too long? GI and minipoop details inside. [more inside]
posted by mattu on Jul 16, 2013 - 21 answers

sudden onset sunburn? what just happened to me?

All of a sudden, within a couple of minutes, my skin on my arms/chest/face turned beet red and was hot to the touch, like I had a bad sunburn. In addition was a headache(similar headache that I get when I've been in the sun for too long) and I could feel my heart beating faster and was a little lightheaded. I wasn't itchy at all. This lasted for about 30 minutes and my skin is still sort of splotchy and warm but is going back to normal. [more inside]
posted by fromageball on May 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Best barf practices for food poisoning.

I'm going to put most of this behind the cut because, ew, but basically my question is: what should you do when you feel the first symptoms of food poisoning? [more inside]
posted by mskyle on May 13, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I eat this?

Another one of metafilter's favorite topics. Fridge left open since 7am (CDT) this morning. Just discovered 20 minutes ago, so approximately 5 hours ago. It was only left open a crack because one of the drawers was part way open. Is everything a totally loss? Some things are still cool to the touch. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Apr 22, 2013 - 25 answers

Barfing WTH!?

For the second time in less than a month I've had to go home sick from work because I was barfing uncontrollably--and then felt fine enough by evening to go for a run and eat a normal dinner. Is it something I ate? Food poisoning or allergy? The flu? WTH!? (Gross descriptions lurk within.) [more inside]
posted by silly me on Apr 7, 2013 - 27 answers

Help! Meatloaf is still pink inside, defying all logic.

I bought a pre-made, raw meatloaf from the local grocery store. Tonight I cooked it, in a 375-degree oven for close to an hour and a half. The thing is still pink throughout! [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 5, 2013 - 34 answers

Should he have eaten it?

My husband ate a small jar of opened caviar that has been in the fridge an undetermined amount of time (longer than several months). Internet seems to indicate caviar should be eaten with 2-4 days of opening the jar (vacuum sealed, not from a refrigerated section) but doesn't indicate if this is for flavor alone or safety. Expecting food poisoning? Should we be heading to the ER tonight? Clinic tomorrow? Wait and see? [more inside]
posted by HMSSM on Jan 19, 2013 - 15 answers


I think I might have gotten food poisoning by eating prepared food from a convenience store, but there are some confounding factors. I'm fine now, but not sure if I should notify someone about this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Can I eat it

Can I eat it filter: tuna edition [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Nov 13, 2012 - 27 answers

Can I eat this? (Power outage edition)

I made baked orzo with veggies and cheese yesterday morning, thinking I had lunches covered for the next couple of days. I covered it in foil, and put it in the fridge, once the glass casserole dish had cooled a bit. It had been in there for about 2-3 hours when the power went out. The power was out for about 10-11 hours, and no one was home to open the fridge for most of that time. Please tell me it's okay to eat?
posted by peppermind on Sep 12, 2012 - 16 answers

A biological explanation of food poisoning please

What is happening in the body when food poisoning occurs? Are the symptoms defensive actions or purely symptomatic? [more inside]
posted by distorte on Jun 25, 2012 - 13 answers

At least the vodka stayed potable.

Freezer disaster! I came home from a week long trip to discover that the seal on my freezer had failed, and that everything at the front of the freezer had thawed. Everything at the back was coated in ice. But what about the stuff in the middle? [more inside]
posted by pickypicky on May 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Can the dog eat this?

I meant to make MaPo tofu but didn't, and now have 1/2 pound of ground pork in the fridge. It looks and smells fine, but given that I had previously frozen it before its 3 day stay in the fridge, I'm not going to eat it. Is it safe to cook it up, refrigerate it, and give to my dog a little at a time? I often give him meat scraps on top of his dog food. Please note: I am not asking about the wisdom of feeding him "people food." I am asking about his risk of food poisoning.
posted by Wordwoman on Apr 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Deworming for humans

[Grossness warning] I accidentally ate food that was tainted with a small amount of feces. I am concerned about parasites. How do I take care of the fallout, and what are my best human deworming options? Everything I can find on this topic (information and, annoyingly, worming tablets too) seems to be geared towards deworming dogs, cats, and horses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 - 11 answers

should i eat this?

Should I eat it? I didn't get sick from it, but my girlfriend did. Also, why would only one person get sick? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Oct 22, 2011 - 28 answers

How serious is salmonella, really?

How flexible are y'all with expiration dates on food? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Feb 14, 2011 - 32 answers

Can I resume roasting my chicken after accidentally switching it off?

I accidentally switched the oven off part way through roasting my chicken and left it off for 30-45 minutes. Can I put the oven back on again and end up with a safe-to-eat chicken? [more inside]
posted by penguin pie on Oct 2, 2010 - 15 answers

I suspect potential food poisoning. Ride it out or try to 'squash' it?

I suspect potential food poisoning. Ride it out or try to 'squash' it? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Sep 9, 2010 - 16 answers

If I threw up Cipro an hour after taking it, did I absorb the dose?

I have food poisoning. I have been on Cipro since Sunday evening. I have not had vomiting from the disease, but bowel troubles. I took a dose of Cipro an hour ago, and I just threw up. Vomiting is a known side effect from the medicine, but should I be worried I didn't absorb the dose? How fast does your body process this stuff?
posted by Tesseractive on Aug 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Unoriginal question no. 935702

Is it safe to eat meat that has thawed and been in room temperature for about 6 hours, and then refrigerated again? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jun 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Why do American mussels make me barf?

I enjoyed mussels in Europe, why are they making me vomit in America? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Mar 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Can I infuse vinegar with cooked bacon?

Can I infuse vinegar with cooked bacon? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Jan 19, 2010 - 12 answers

What to do?

to dinner party or not to dinner party? [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Dec 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Have the food poisoning gods smiled on me?

ShouldIEatIt Filter: We both ate the same thing. He threw up, I'm fine. Is it OK to eat the leftovers? [more inside]
posted by castlebravo on Sep 17, 2009 - 25 answers

Spicy Science Experiment

CanIEatItFilter: How long will this spicy stir fry sauce keep? [more inside]
posted by vilthuril on Apr 29, 2009 - 17 answers

How long till an unrefrigerated deli sandwich should not be eaten?

I bought a sandwich from a deli 14 hours ago (ham salami cheese and mayo) and left it out unrefrigerated. Can I still eat it and not get sick?
posted by zorro astor on Jan 17, 2009 - 32 answers

How do I make a formal complaint without being an ass?

Food poisoning: How do I deal with the merchant? [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Nov 29, 2008 - 25 answers

What makes raw eggs dangerous?

What is the relationship between the age of a consumed raw egg and the risk of food poisoning, and what factors influence it - in general, but also specifically to salmonella? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on May 15, 2008 - 5 answers


I feel like I might have food poisoning, but haven't started throwing up yet. Can I do anything to ameliorate the awfulness that might be on the horizon? [more inside]
posted by The Monkey on Jan 9, 2008 - 31 answers

Shelf life of scrambled eggs

How long will scrambled eggs keep? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Oct 27, 2007 - 21 answers

Food poisoning prophylactic

I think I had some rotten meat in an egg roll at a Chinese restaurant. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by calhound on May 31, 2007 - 28 answers

Safe to eat leftovers left out for a while?

XMAS DINNER: Is it safe to eat these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by criticman on Dec 26, 2006 - 15 answers


help me with my paranoia! as its making me terribly unhappy. [more inside]
posted by angelmouse3003 on Oct 10, 2006 - 18 answers

Can food poisoning cause laryngitis?

Is it a coincidence that I have gotten laryngitis along with a mild case of food poisoning? [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jun 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Wow. That was fast.

My curiosity has gotten the better of me. Somewhat gross bodily function question inside. [more inside]
posted by contessa on May 12, 2006 - 37 answers

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