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09-08-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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Uh oh... Has all the food gone bad?

Hey guys, I woke up this afternoon (my morning) and noticed that my bf didn't close the fridge all the way. My ensure was slightly cool and everything was sweaty and lukewarm to the touch. Do you think the food has spoiled, like mayo, milk, eggs? I'm not worried about the condiments so much. I'm not eating much but liquids and low residue, but when I get my appetite back, there's no holding me back.
09-08-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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I agree with Shantel. I have a weird thing about food going bad. I'm sure I've dumped food that was probably still safe but why take the chance. Crohn's is already like having chronic food poisoning.
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09-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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If milk is going bad the next day, sometimes I throw it out!

I'd say the Ensure is fine. If it was me, I wouldn't play with it - I'd throw it all away.
09-08-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Like the others have said, my motto is 'If in doubt, throw it out'.

I have been paranoid about food going off for years, way before even 'getting' crohns. I always had a slightly dodgly gut and didn;t want to risk making things worse.

I hate to waste food, but better to waste it than make yourself sick eh?
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09-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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I'd have to agree, I don't even bother taking any sort of risk anymore, we're more vulnerable to having problems with spoiled food. I won't even eat anything perishable on the day of the use by date.
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09-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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OMG I'm SUCH a weirdo when it comes to food being bad. I do the SAME thing with milk... my boyfriend has been slowly conditioning me to NOT throw the milk out 2 days before the sell by date. My boss at work HATES when I thorw stuff out because he's all worried about food costs but I'm worried about the efficacy... ohhh mann so many fights over this!!!
09-09-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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I won't even eat/drink anything on its "sell by" date...

Edit: OH and I ALWAYS smell the milk!!!!! Josh gives me a look every time, but there's no way I'm drinking spoiled milk. He never sniffs it first. I remember one time, when he just chugged it, without smelling it of course, and it was bad... like REALLY bad. I never laughed so hard.
09-09-2009, 09:00 PM   #8
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I would say to throw away everything perishable in your fridge except for the ensure, if it's unopened. If it was opened then throw it out. You don't want to mess around with food. It can gain very bad bacteria very fast. You don't want to be munching on staphlococcus or e. coli or the likes.
09-09-2009, 10:57 PM   #9
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In the restaurant industry the rule is from 40 degrees to 140 degrees is the danger zone for food no more then 4 hours. The peak temperature for bacteria to grow is at 70 degrees (lukewarm). If it has been in this danger zone less then 4 hours of its entire life, you can reheat it to 165 degrees and it will be ok. More then likely stuff like condiments wont be heated to that temperature so toss them just toss it all its not worth it trust me.

I hope this helps everyone but it seems that everyone is basically on the same page. Figured I would throw this info out there so next time you are at a back yard BBQ, or friends gtg you can better judge if the food is safe to eat due to in-proper holding temperatures of food.
09-10-2009, 01:10 AM   #10
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I agree with you all, I'm also a paranoid when it comes to foods and picnics/bbq's. I don't trust much of anything that has been left out or in the heat!! MY BF INSISTS it's all good, so he's going to eat the bad stuff. I don't drink milk so I'm safe there and I'm going to wait to see what the specialist says tomorrow about foods that I can eat. I did have the ensure, that stuff is expensive and it was sealed.

I worry about weight loss, I can afford to lose some but I would rather not lose it due to illness. Good thing for the extra few pounds, I always knew it would come in handy!! LOL

Thanks for all the input, it helped me out, now lets see what happens to my BF LOL, he has guts of steel I hope he'll be fine considering he is leaving town for a month for work related stuff.
09-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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If you can get it home from the grocery store in the sweltering trunk of a car during a mid summer heatwave. Than sitting in the fridge with the door open for a bit cant be all that bad.

I'm with your BF on this one.

How did everyone manage to survive 100 years ago when everything was kept in the basement to stay cool?
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09-10-2009, 02:48 PM   #12
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I would trash it all, except for fruit and cheese.

I just went through a bout of food poisoning from some egg salad that apparently was in the fridge too long.

Not something I want to do again. I am trying to eliminate bad bacteria, and I just got a good dose of some nasty stuff.

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09-14-2009, 08:26 AM   #13
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