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Opened coconut milk Mon, refrigerated, thn accidently put in cupboard. 'Refrigerate Consume within 5 dys' Boiled Sun. Food poisoning type time 2 occr?
It is not worth the: chance for a $3.00 can of coconut milk. Throw it away! ...Read more
Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?
Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Information: Probably not. I jammed finger is a blunt injury to one or mote joints. There will be pain and swelling that will gradually subside in a few days. Motion should not be forced beyon d the pint of discomfort. Be sure there is no fracture, or dislocation. This means you need to seek consultation. ...Read more
How long does salmonella live on a roll of foil? Baked chicken last week, touched foil, using same roll of foil today to bake cinnamon rolls.
Salmonella: These germs can survive for weeks on surfaces if you read the text books. From what you describe however, there was no evidence that the raw chicken had Salmonella to begin with, and the nature of the contact seems sketchy as well. The good news is that ordinary stomach acid kills most 'exposures' to Salmonella (as does cooking!). If you have further concerns, talk to a doc about it. ...Read more
Get to urgent care: Go to an ER if needed - this can be serious untreated and relatively simple if treated well. Don't think about it - go! We who attain a certain age need to be careful if we want it to go on increasing well. ...Read more
The past 4 days I've mainly eaten potato. Hot potato chips, different flavoured potato crisps and baked potato.can it cause stomach burning?nausea to?
The potatoes: wont ...BUT THE accompanying SPICES could very well upset your stomach! One question...WHY in the WORLD are you eating this way????????????????????????????????????? Just asking......BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more
Can we refrigerate fresh bought potatoes from the market or only freeze it? Does refrigerating it decrease nutritive value?
Yes: You can refrigerate without losing nutritive value ...Read more
Is it safe to refrigerate warm tri tip in air tight container after cooking or could botulism grow since tri tip warm in no oxygen container?
Storage + Botulism: Botulism is not found in meat products. Botulism is found in home canned products that are low in acid, such as green beans, corn and beets. However, the disease has also occurred from chili peppers, foil-wrapped baked potatoes and oil infused with garlic. Honey is also a source of botulism spores- safe for those older than one year. Always let food cool before putting in refrigerator. ...Read more
Sure: There are no restrictions on astronaut ice cream while pregnant ...Read more
Worried that i used aluminum foil to store pizza, reheat pizza, line pan for fries, and wrap potato for baking when pregnant. Will baby be affected?
No: I would not expect any problem from these practices. ...Read more
I bought some cooked Vietnamese food & a fried pork Vietnamese sausage. I put them in the fridge. After 2 hours 20 minutes, I found out the fridge door didn't close tightly.Is the food safe to eat?Is it possible the food get spoiled due to lose door?
You will likely be: alright with this scenario.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could listeria crawl from a dry shelf onto/up a water pitcher or milk jug in the fridge? Being pregnant makes me quite paranoid.
Dear Paranoid: It sounds like you are quite worried. Just to put this in perspective, the incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100, 000. Thus it is a rare disease. Listeria is found commonly in nature. So it can be hard to avoid being exposed to it. It is recommended that you let your obstetrician know if you have symptoms of listeriosis. Symptoms of listeriosis include: fever, flu-like syndrome, . ...Read more
How many days can freshly cooked food and food opened from tin [ ie tuna] be kept safely and usable in fridge after placing it in fridge?Thanks
About 2-3 days: You can sometimes go up to 5 days. Dry foods and foods high in sugar, vinegar, or alcohol can last much longer. The colder your fridge is set, the longer food will last. If you want to extend the time more, you can also try vacuum sealing the food, then put it in the fridge, that should give you an extra couple of days also. It's all about making the bacteria that spoils food grow slower. ...Read more
How long should an unopened vacuum packed beef and pepper cheese snack stick that needs to be refrigerated last at room temperature?
Not long: Most products of this nature have an expiration date attached. If it requires refrigeration and you have not, my advice would be to discard if it has been sitting overnight. ...Read more
Pregnant, risk of listeria? Cooking ground turkey and when raw turkey fell into pan it splattered oil all over my pants near underwear. Showered after
None: If your membranes are still intact then no risk. All the best. ...Read more