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Some help please. Bad smell from Costco ribs??

coachbdoublecoachbdouble Posts: 18
edited July 2012 in Pork
I've got a few slabs of ribs from Costco that have a really bad smell. Do I need to trash them or will they be fine? I'm cooking them a couple days from now so I need to know if I need to replace them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Take em back
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Were they in a cryo-vac package? If so, it's normal for them to have a funky smell when you first open the package....kinda like a sulfur like smell.

    If that's the case, just  rinse 'em off and you'll be fine.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Common cryo sulfur smell. It will pass.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • If they are in cryovac they are very likely good. As Alebrewer says rinse them but rinse them very thoroughly and rub the meat. Smell them again and if you lose the odour cook them. You can't rinse the smell off spoiled meat.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    If they are canadian, the stink is Canada

    Can't get rid off that smell, unfourtunately :))
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,746
    why did you take them out of the package now.
  • misumisu Posts: 213
    My grandma used to soak them in light vinegar water for a few hours to get rid of smells, used that a few times recently
  • If they are canadian, the stink is Canada Can't get rid off that smell, unfourtunately :))

    So you saw what I did there :))
  • AleBrewer said:

    Were they in a cryo-vac package? If so, it's normal for them to have a funky smell when you first open the package....kinda like a sulfur like smell.

    If that's the case, just  rinse 'em off and you'll be fine.

    Yep. If they still stink after 15-20 min you have a problem. Every time I open a butt I get that stinks and chicken thighs too. It goes away and once it does, the food is perfectly fine.
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    I got some from BJs one time that smelled (more than usual) and had a white slimy film over the meat and cryovac.  I took em back for a refund.

    LOL at stike and little steven! You two crack me up.
  • Appreciate the help thanks!
  • texbaggertexbagger Posts: 90
    Costco is great about refunds, take em back. I would not eat smelly meat for anything.  I had salmonella back in the early 80s and thought I was literally going to die!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Most cryo has a sulfur smell. The industry is actively trying to solve the problem because most people basically wig out and throw out food given the least reason

    If it's a sulfur smell, the meat is not compromised. No need to throw out perfectly good food
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Appreciate the help thanks!
    So.....what did you do with the ribs?
  • i trashed them.  they were bad.  bummer though as i was too far from costco to return them.
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