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Pork loin smells like rotten eggs, is it bad?

michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
The wife bought a huge pork loin (boneless) a week or so ago. It says sell by 8-6-12, yea I know I took too long to cook it. Either way, I just opened it and it smells like rotten eggs. Is this ok to cook still? I am ready to throw it away. Thanks




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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,845
    Stike would probably be the man to ask
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    edited August 2012
    I know, just figured he would chime in. He will say it is ok, but man this thing reminds me of those fart bombs in the glass tubes we got in junior high and smashed in the hallway and sat back and laughed lol.



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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,845
    Haha yeah I do imagine if cooked to proper temp there would be no issue
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,861
    If it were me,  I would make a brining solution with a nice flavor and brine for 6-12 hours.  See if the smell goes away.  It is within date so should be OK.
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  • I have a 600 degree egg with cast iron grates ready to go. Now what lol. Sans club said they will credit us no problem. I have to find something to cook now or try this stinky meat.



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  • KristinnnKristinnn Posts: 133
    if you question whether something is good or not it probably isnt.. i would throw it out.
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  • @Kristinnn

    My thoughts exactly.



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    It's normal for cryopacked pork to smell like sulfur (rotten eggs).  The smell should dissipate quickly. 
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,845
    I say cook it
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  • Past the sell by date it scared me though.



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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    edited August 2012
    Totally normal. Cryopacked pork always gives you a sulfer-y rotten egg smell when you open the package. Don't give it a second thought.

    edit: nola beat me to it. He's exactly right.
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  • Its already in the garbage.



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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    Well that's a shame. The next one you buy is going to smell exactly the same if you buy it in a cryo. Rotten pork does not smell like rotten eggs, but cryopacked pork does.
    XL BGE
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  • KristinnnKristinnn Posts: 133
    i cooked some ribs in a plastic shell from costco and didnt notice a weird smell
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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    Sometimes it's very faint and you have to get your nose right down in there to smell it, but with a big hunk of meat like a whole loin or a large cryo with two whole pork butts it can sometimes hit you like a freight train. At a lot of shops the meat dept workers will actually warn you about it to minimize things coming back because people think they're spoiled.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited August 2012
    if it is in cryovac, it is the cryo.  sulfur smell is common.  rinse it, air it out and see it it clears.

    there's actually a study done on a new chemical coating inside the bags which is beingdeveloped that is supposed to neutralize or absorb the sulfur compounds, so that people don't have this 'experience'.  seems sure, the cryo allows extended shelf time, but people are returning it in large numbers because they are convinced it's gone bad.

    just fyi.  a date on a package means it is still in PEAK condition at that point.  they're not saying food goes bad on the sell by date, they're saying it's in the BEST condition, and will gradually go down in quality after that.  and it's not that it becomes unsafe.  just lesser quality (by the seller's definition)
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    jason....

    please read that part about the sell by date.

    if you buy a roast on the say it is supposed to be 'sold by', that means it's actually in PERFECT (peak) condition on that date, not at the end of its quality-life.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Its already in the garbage.
    Sorry to hear it. 
    I did the same thing once. Everything I read after the fact would make me rinse, and air out in the future.

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  • @stike

    It is sitting in a bag right now next to the garbage. Should I cook it?



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  • I understand you stike, I will cook it along with the chicken I just purchased and update.



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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    Rinse and egg that puppy!
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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    Well? Did you cook it? How did it turn out?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    Its already in the garbage.
    didnt
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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    I understand you stike, I will cook it along with the chicken I just purchased and update.
    Says he changed his mind.
    XL BGE
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  • If the odor gives you pause, take it directly to the dumpster!
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited August 2012
    Boy, i hope he's ok. :(

    ;)

    Seriously,
    @michigan_jason: and??????? I've seen you post. :D
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • Well, It was in a bag next to the garbage. Then I read a little more and brought it in. The wife and my mom rinsed it (had parents over for dinner.) I was unable to rinse it myself due to the smell causing me to vomit. It sat after being rinsed for 15mins and still smelled horrible. Seeing as how sams club said we could get our money back without returning it, it went into the trash. I could not bring myself to eat that knowing how rancid it smelled. Ended up just putting chicken breast on and calling it a day. Thanks for the help guys.



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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    If the odor gives you pause, take it directly to the dumpster!
    Please read the whole thread. The odor he described is common and expected with crypacked pork.
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  • If that odor is normal, I will never buy a whole boneless tenderloin again, it was something I have never smelled in any food out of any packaging.



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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    BTW, high desert egg head are you in Bend by any chance? 
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