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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 04:56 PM
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What does bad raw chicken smell like?
As in, straight from the store in an AC'd car to the fridge? What's bad, what's normal? I think we're paranoid b/c we went to a different store that we never went to before...

:hi:
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:03 PM
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1. Really cannot
describe it but you would "know". Sorry I am not better help.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:04 PM
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3. To me, it smelled like something, but nothing I would
consider 'rotten', per se. Hmmmm. Thanks though!
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:53 PM
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18. If it's organic and you're not used to that
it might explain it
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:43 PM
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14. Agreed. You'd have no question in your mind. n/t
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:04 PM
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2. If in doubt, throw it out!
That was my mantra when I worked at the Poison Control Center at Grady Hospital in Atlanta.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:05 PM
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6. I know....I'm not really in doubt actually
Sniffa has an xtra sensitive nose, and detests raw meat. I think it's just him. We shall see... :P
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:05 PM
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4. Throw it out.
It smells horrific when it's bad, but if you're uncertain, throw it out.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:12 PM
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8. No, it barely smelled...
As I said above, I think it's just Sniffa :)
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:50 PM
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17. Sniffa may be reacting to the smell of packaged a wee bit too long, as opposed to spoiled.
If you're planning to use it in a well cooked dish, fine. If you were planning on broiling or grilling don't expect a nice flavor. Off is off.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:54 PM
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19. No we cooked it through in the pan, and now it's in a soup
for several hours...ok?
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 06:02 PM
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21. Probably --well done kills most beasties .
Edited on Mon May-21-07 06:02 PM by Gormy Cuss
When I was first lived in Boston and had to do some serious penny pinching, I'd stock up at Johnny's Food Disaster in Cambridge. The meat there always smelled old. The chicken had a slightly gamey smell but cooked thoroughly in soup or baked with wine and onions it tasted fined. When we broiled it, it was not very good. Didn't have a grill in Slumerville.

Still, there's always the chance that the chicken is bad. Hard to tell without smelling it myself.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:05 PM
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5. It would stink to high heaven. Think rancid. Think what is that smell in
my fridge that wafts through the house everytime I open the fridge door? It stinks that badly.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:09 PM
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7. Oh, wow. You just brought back a very vivid memory.
when my dad was in the hospital in 2004, I spent every lunch hour with him for a week. When he got out, I returned to my normal routine.

The first day, I went into the garage to get something out of the fridge for lunch. The smell was unbelievable. The fridge had died and not only was everything in it melted or warm, the meats were all rotten.

WHen the guys from Lowe's came later that day to bring me a new fridge, the guy said "Ma'am, that is without question the stinkiest fridge I've ever removed".

:rofl:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:16 PM
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9. Bad raw chicken smells VILE
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:35 PM
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10. Fermented phlegm.
:hi:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:38 PM
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11. The more time you've got the package open with your noses
pressed against it, the worse it's going to get. Throw that sucka on the grill!

/in seriousness - once you get paranoid nothing will change your mind. If it was bad, you'd know. Cook thoroughly, use a food themometer to make sure its at least 160 degs F, and you'll be fine.
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chkchkitscrting Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:46 PM
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15. once
when i was paranoid/psychotically depressed? and worked at a grocery store? i told a lady that i could eat her raw chicken right up )no pun intended!_

nice to meet yer acquaitence!

=^-^=
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chkchkitscrting Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:38 PM
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12. like salmonella
Edited on Mon May-21-07 05:39 PM by chkchkitscrting
and salmonella is not fun.


the abbreivate: i've had the pleasure of going through food poisoning via chicken three times.
i would never wish that on anyone.


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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:42 PM
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13. Just cook the hell out of it and use lots of garlic. Only if you're pretty sure it's fine though.
If you have doubts don't chance it. But if you're 99.9% sure cooking it with lots of garlic will help.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:48 PM
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16. If it has a slight ammonia smell to it...chuck it.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:55 PM
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20. Smells like
E- COLI!

run and :hide:

it's coming to get you and it HURTS!


:rofl:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 07:09 PM
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22. If raw chicken goes bad, you'll know about it.
There's nothing subtle about the stench of rotten chicken.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:09 PM
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23. there's no mistaking it-- it's really bad....
That's spoiled chicken-- things like salmonella contamination don't have any odor.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:27 PM
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24. There's a GOOD raw chicken smell?
:puke:

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