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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Is it still good?

My two year old found a stash of meat in the vegetable drawer last night and I'd be really disappointed to find out that it's not good. It's been siran wrapped and vacuum sealed since the last week of rifle season so maybe it's just been wet aging to some extent? Color looked normal but definitely more juice in the bags.

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I would not eat any meat that was only chilled in the vegie crisper for almost two months, vacuum sealed or not. I suspect if you opened a package your nose would tell you to throw it away.
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My guess would be no...I wouldn’t eat it.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 06:07 PM
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No. Throw it away.

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No guessing about it throw it out buddy !!!!!!!

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Feed it to your dogs. I they throw it up, it was bad. If they keep it down, it was good.
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Really! That is your advice? You must not have any dogs you care about.
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I had a vacuum packed single serving bag I experimented with, just kept it on a shelf in the fridge for a year or two. It really never changed appearance or texture, yes it seemed some of the blood may have leached out compared to when it was initially vacuum packed. I assume there was no bacteria present. When I opened it there was no abnormal smell at all. I threw it outside my yard and something came and took it. But I would'nt have eaten it. My concern would be a chemical transition that "may" be toxic. But I don't know, maybe not. Might be another version of canned deer meat.

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Canned meat goes through a process of heat to kill any bacteria present in the meat so it doesn't poison or kill you. Vacuum packed meat has live bacteria on it and in it and that is the reason we freeze meat because it stops the growth of bacteria. Simple refrigeration allows bacteria to grow but retards it some what, however it does not stop the growth and the bacteria does grow. Before refrigeration, salt curing and smoking was used to kill the bacteria and preserve meat, we still do it today. I salt cure and smoke salmon, it tastes better than before it was cured and smoked. However, eating meat that has only been refrigerated for almost two months is foolish in my opinion. However if anyone want to try it, if I were you, I would have an ambulance service on speed dial before you do it.
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