What’s that SMELL ?

I get questions often about best before dates … here’s a post I wrote a while back for your consideration … stay hungry Carnivores

Carnivore Confidential

Greetings Carnivores,

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…

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One thought on “What’s that SMELL ?

  1. Good to know .. you make me laugh and cringe at the same time. I will definitely be on the lookout for these little squatters … or at the very least, the signs of them on my groceries. Thanks

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