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Ham is past sell date

BushgatorBushgator Posts: 110
edited 6:13AM in EggHead Forum
My vaccumed packed ham has a sell by 8-19-08
which was yesterdays date I did not open it and it has been in the fridge for about4-5 days will it still be ok if I egg it today or by tomorow?
I have a cold so I cant smell anything Thanks


  • 407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
    I would eat eat but not serve it to friends.

    Kinda odd but that way way if someone got sick (unlikely) then it would just be me and the family.

    of course if someone in the family has a weak immune system then I would pass on serving it to them.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    "sell by" isn't the same as "use by"

    you are fine, assuming it was kept in the peoper temps (sub 40)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    Sell by date if placed on the product by the manufacture are supposed to give you 7 days past and still be safe. If this is a smoked ham no problem at all. Even if a little slick but no smell rinse it off. If fresh ham you will know when you open it if it is bad.
  • BushgatorBushgator Posts: 110
    Thanks everyone for your reply, I am gonna get my wife to wiff it down good when she gets home, I know when we have a bad odor somewher in the house here she can hunker down and locate it in minutes better that a pack of hounds after a coon lol. David
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