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Rib Smell

I bought a package of babybacks from Costo (3 to a pack).  The sell by date was yesterday.  Yesterday when I opened them there was a really distinct smell that I've never had with ribs before. 


I ended up cooking them and they tasted fine.  I haven't gotten sick yet but I wouldn't let my kids or wife have any. 


Any thoughts on why they would smell so badly out of the package?

XL BGE; CyberQ Wifi; Adjustable Rig, Woo2 Green Bay, Wisconsin


  • Usually a bad sign. 



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 230
    I've also found pork can have a distinctive odor.  That's why I always rinse pork.  I am ServSafe certified and can assure you this isn't out of the ordinary, especially if the meat was in a cryovac package.  Hope I could help.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,603
    We've had people post that before.  Always with cryopac.  If you let them sit out for a half hour after opening and they still smell the same, then there's a good chance they may be bad.  However, we've had a number of instances with smell from being cryopac'd and they've been perfectly fine.
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

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