Today I want to talk about something that happens on a fairly regular basis.
If you discover a sealed package of meat (a fresh steak or maybe some Bologna … I won’t judge) that looks like it’s been blown up with air … don’t eat it. Through a natural order of things, microscopic critters (organisms) are always hard at work doing their level best to cop a free meal. During the breakdown of the food item, these bacterium are releasing by-products, one of which is gas.
Now, without getting too technical, the type of gas (Methane, Carbon Dioxide … the list goes on) is determined by the type of Bacteria and the food it’s consuming. The important point to remember here is: the food is in an advanced stage of spoiling.
Best before dates are really only a “Guideline” for you to consider ie: the item ‘should’ be consumed BEFORE the BB date, other wise it should be frozen for consumption later.
I’d LOVE to tell you about my canned Lobster story but … I digress.
Until next time Carnivores stay hungry and as usual, please follow my posts on Twitter @DougieDee and like and share them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/carnivoreconfidential
Stay hungry Carnivores