Can I eat this?
October 11, 2021 7:40 AM   Subscribe

I have some vegan ‘chicken’ nuggets that have a eat by date of 7th October, they are here (French), and were sold as defrosted. Can/should I eat them today? Translated list of ingredients under the fold. Thanks!

Water, Sunflower oil, cornflour, vegetable fibres, pea protein, cornstarch, corn, thickening agents: methyl cellulose, durum wheat flour, natural flavourings, salt, wheat gluten, potato starch, rice flour, vinegar powder, paprika, turmeric, dextrose, yeast extract, flavours, acidity regulators: soda carbonates.
posted by ellieBOA to Food & Drink (6 answers total)
I would eat them, but just make sure they just to a high internal temp
posted by raccoon409 at 7:46 AM on October 11 [3 favorites]

Agreed, I would eat these but might check internal temp of 165F/75C when cooking. My layperson's understanding is that reaching that temperature kills most of the things that would have grown at fridge temperatures and would make you sick, particularly E. Coli and Listeria (not C. Botulinum, but that is very unlikely to grow in this food in the first place).
posted by goingonit at 7:59 AM on October 11 [1 favorite]

As above, heat well and enjoy!

OT: why is there a warning for possible traces of celery and mustard?
posted by danabanana at 8:19 AM on October 11

OT: why is there a warning for possible traces of celery and mustard?

They're considered allergens in the EU so if they're made on shared equipment, etc they need to be labeled.
posted by fiercekitten at 8:23 AM on October 11 [2 favorites]

Thanks fiercekitten! I had no idea about their allergenic properties! Yay EU for being thorough!

(these nuggets sound like they taste good)
posted by danabanana at 8:32 AM on October 11

Response by poster: Forgot to update but they didn’t kill me! They were not great taste wise however.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:09 AM on October 14

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