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Advice about meat pies.

Postby caroljoyce » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:41 am

I bought some beef steak pies yesterday and forgot about them. They were in the boot of the car for about 6 hours until I remembered.

Do you think they'll be safe to eat?
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby widget » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:59 am

would not think so, but then I don't eat meat any-way, but would not the smell tell you???
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby laurie53 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:30 am

Normally yes, but not under current conditions.

You could try lifting the "lid " and having a sniff, but I wouldn't risk it.

Those of a certain age, like me, are far more at risk from E. co'r, salmonella and the like.

Bear in mind that it is not unusual for processors to cook meat that is coming up to its "Use By" date (to give it a new date) and then use it in pies, sausage rolls and the like.
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby Andere Richtingen » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:29 am

Don't chance it, Carol!!
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby caroljoyce » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:26 pm

I decided to chance it. I smelled at them first and there wasn't the slightest hint of a smell about them so I assumed they were ok.

I cooked them and I could tell they were ok by the taste.

Big relief.
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby Monika » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:46 pm

You are much braver than I, Carole.

One thing .................. why did you come on here to ask for advice about it? :roll:
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby caroljoyce » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:31 am

Monika wrote:You are much braver than I, Carole.

One thing .................. why did you come on here to ask for advice about it? :roll:


I thought it would be interesting to see what other people would do in the circumstances.
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby laurie53 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:03 am

I'm sorry, Carol.

If you take those sorts of chalices I don't want to marry you any more!
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby Penny » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:04 am

Not to worry Carol, if it happens again just don't mention it. cheers Penny
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby caroljoyce » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:26 pm

widget wrote:would not think so, but then I don't eat meat any-way, but would not the smell tell you???

Yes I decided this was the most sensible way to decide.



laurie53 wrote:I'm sorry, Carol.

If you take those sorts of chalices I don't want to marry you any more!

Aw don't break my heart laurie. :cry:

I had it on good authority (after I'd posted on here) that beef is ok out of the fridge for three days.

Mind you - I wouldn't risk that long but in this instance the sniff & taste test worked alright. :)
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Re: Advice about meat pies.

Postby laurie53 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:42 pm

caroljoyce wrote:
widget wrote:would not think so, but then I don't eat meat any-way, but would not the smell tell you???

Yes I decided this was the most sensible way to decide.



laurie53 wrote:I'm sorry, Carol.

If you take those sorts of chalices I don't want to marry you any more!

Aw don't break my heart laurie. :cry:

I had it on good authority (after I'd posted on here) that beef is ok out of the fridge for three days.

Mind you - I wouldn't risk that long but in this instance the sniff & taste test worked alright. :)


You're right, of course, Carol.

We tend to forget that before the days of domestic refrigerators, which many of us remember, perishables were kept, covered, in a cool larder for days and a grid covers meat safe in most houses.

A sniff and a bit of experience was a well used skill.
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