Yet another "can I eat this?"...
November 8, 2018 2:38 AM   Subscribe

I bought some expensive smoked salmon, opened it on Saturday, and it's been in the fridge since then. Also some goats cheese.

Neither the salmon nor the goats cheese has expired (salmon has a use by date of 12th November and goats cheese sometime in January). However the salmon says eat within 2 days of opening, and it's been 5 days.

Normally I'd eat them but I have a bad cold/fever/etc at the minute and am home sick from work. I need some comfort food and my immune system is not at its best.
posted by hazyjane to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
 
Yes.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:52 AM on November 8 [6 favorites]


Totally fine, enjoy! It might have dried out a little if exposed to air where open but you've got ages until the expiry date so still safe.
posted by JonB at 3:14 AM on November 8


Totally fine. I've had salmon go over a week like that and I'm still here. Smoking and cheesemaking are explicitly preservation techniques.
posted by I claim sanctuary at 3:38 AM on November 8 [7 favorites]


If you're concerned, I would happily eat it for you to protect you from whatever consequences may arise.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 3:38 AM on November 8 [20 favorites]


Both smoking of fish and making cheese out of milk are measures developed to preserve them for long times, thousands of years before refrigeration was invented.

You’re fine, enjoy!
posted by SaltySalticid at 4:14 AM on November 8 [7 favorites]


Probably don't leave them in your fridge for thousands of years though. You should eat that delicious salmon and goat cheese right now.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 4:34 AM on November 8 [10 favorites]


I ate them. They were delicious. Thank you!
posted by hazyjane at 4:50 AM on November 8 [25 favorites]


"Totally fine, enjoy! It might have dried out a little if exposed to air where open but you've got ages until the expiry date so still safe."

Worth noting it will still be fine for a while after the completely arbitrary expiration date.
posted by GoblinHoney at 10:14 AM on November 8


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