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Ribs In Cryo, in fridge..past expiration date

Ok so this is more of a generic food safety thread.  I bought some Spares on Saturday, today i was checking them out and realized that the sticker says "use or freeze by 7/1/13."  I dont have any freezer space, would it be ok to leave in the fridge until 7/4? Im cooking them up for the 4th of July. I would rather keep them and assume i dont get sick vs. having to take them back and exchange them.

thoughts?

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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    I would keep them. The date on the package is a guideline for sale, typically not the cook by deadline. I would also let my nose be the judge, but only after you remove it from the cryo pack and rinse it. Pork manufacturers have been working for a good while on trying to minimize the initial smell that is a factor of the packaging not the meat.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,921
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    Fortoday said:

    having to take them back and exchange them.


    thoughts?
    Does that work??


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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 432
    having to take them back and exchange them.

    thoughts?
    Does that work??
    Not anywhere I'm aware of.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    @nolaegghead
    I sure hope your not fortoday. It's not cool to talk to yourself =))


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,921
    @nolaegghead I sure hope your not fortoday. It's not cool to talk to yourself =))
    Not that I'm aware of.....who knows, he could be my Tyler Durden.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,133
    I thoughts trolls ate everything.... regardless of born on date
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,696

    @nolaegghead
    I sure hope your not fortoday. It's not cool to talk to yourself =))

    No...MDB already admitting to being fortoday

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1153963/i-give-up/P1

    So I guess he didn't give up.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,613
    edited July 2013
    Whoever/whatever you are, please cook and eat them on 7/11/2013. Be sure to post pics and results.

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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,217
    I bet they're OK, but you might want to make sure your life insurance and will, etc are all up to date.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    cazzy said:

    @nolaegghead
    I sure hope your not fortoday. It's not cool to talk to yourself =))

    No...MDB already admitting to being fortoday

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1153963/i-give-up/P1

    So I guess he didn't give up.
    Ah must have missed that one. Man that dudes an idiot.


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  • OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118
    This is one of those first world problems...
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    @nolaegghead I sure hope your not fortoday. It's not cool to talk to yourself =))
    No...MDB already admitting to being fortoday http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1153963/i-give-up/P1 So I guess he didn't give up.
    Ah must have missed that one. Man that dudes an idiot.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,921
    edited July 2013
    "dudes" should be "dude's"  - it's a contraction
    =))
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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