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Groan...ribs last in fridge?

edited 10:43PM in EggHead Forum
Thanks - Well I thought last Monday night’s grocery purchase of ribs made it to the freezer, and this morning I was proven wrong. Wrapped neatly in the refrigerator I found two packs of ribs.

So, is 6 days in the fridge dangerous to cook or should I toss them, do not pass go?

Rather safe than sorry?
Thanks -

(BTW, I think I'm the one who messed it up - it looks like my storage technique!)


  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    Sounds like a good case for scratch and sniff to me. Open and take a whiff. They'll let you know if its been too long. :)
  • If they're wrapped loosley in paper, I'd toss them. If they're in crylovac, there might be a date stamped on it somewhere.

    Good luck.
  • Well I suppose the good thing is that they were on sale. Thanks.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    a week is not anywhere near dealy, fer crying out loud. but you should never put yourself in the position of guessing anywa. is the fridge below 40 degrees (meaning, 'safe')? do they feel slimy?

    smell is not always a good indicator, because they will age a bit and smell different than fresh, but that doesn't mean they are bad.

    you don't age pork, per se, but that doesn't mean it won't undergo similar changes.

    if it is slimy, and smells truly bad, then, sure, toss them. if they were wrapped loosely, your problem won't be illness, it'll be off flavors maybe.

    in general though, don't panic.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Are they cryowrapped or loose in butcher paper. I would think that cryo would be fine, but I'd inspect really close if they were loose wrapped. If you're not sure, err on the side of caution and toss. A case of the screaming mimi's can't be worth whatever you spent finacially.
  • tttttt Posts: 12
    Speak fore yorself..summa us like screamin mimi's..heck if it dont happin to me least once a week i start to git fraid I'm packin some extra hard sweet taters whatd make mine eyes bleed to git rid of...twice last year I bent the metal bar pa done put inna outhouse to hole the toilet paper rolls....afta that he put too strap handles on eitha side of the hole for me..I herd him tell momma to go tell sweet tater ass he betta start usinem two...I was shore he was spekin bout my sistah Beulah..cuz won night my roof was leakin an i hadda go sleep inna her room on the tween you an me...she done sleeps inna I gess I was onna rong side of the floor inna mornin cuz I seen her ass hangin offa the side of the done lookt like two giant lumpy sweet taters fightin ova a big ol dirty marble...course later that day momma done tole me I was spose to use them handles...i hate to think poppa done callt me swett tater ass...but I guess he did...i'll tell you what though..i don't play marbles with Beulah no more none ifn my roof evah leaks agin...i'm stayin put.....till it got light in that room and i found out where Beulah kept her marbles...I was pretty shure that thing was eetha winkin at me or blowin me kisses..neetha of which I did nuttin to deserve...

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