How can you tell if beef is spoiled?

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Beef that is spoiled will start to turn gray or brown in color, have a slimy feel and will smell sour. Once beef starts to lose its reddish color, it is best to throw it away to practice proper hygiene. Even if the beef is not completely spoiled by the time it turns brown, the taste of the meat will be different and often less enjoyable to eat.

It is important to avoid eating spoiled beef whenever possible. There is a good chance of getting food poisoning after eating spoiled beef. Some of the symptoms that go along with food poisoning include watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, belly cramps and nausea.

Beef does not have to be spoiled to taste bad. Beef that has become freezer burned is often just as inedible as spoiled beef. To tell if beef is freezer burned, look for dull white patches of ice. These patches of ice look different than other ice because patches form in the actual meat itself.

Sometimes freezer burned beef is salvageable by cutting out the freezer burned spot and removing about 1 inch of meat around that area.

Cooking spoiled beef does not make it any safer to eat. Bacteria, such as E.coli, grows in meat even when it is frozen. Cooking the beef to proper temperatures kills the bacteria but toxins often still remain. This is why it is better to throw away spoiled meat.

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1. Remove the tenderloin from any packaging. This can mask the signs of a spoiled tenderloin, such as smell and texture. 2. Examine the meat visually, taking care to look at all portions
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1st. the smell then the color is a dusky brown like gray. If in doubt, throw it out.
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Please don't toss the meat ! I found out a few years ago that, that smells comes from the plastic packing. If the ribs were spoiled it would stink even after rinsing. YES THIS IS
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1. Sniff it. Think about the normal smell of it, and if it smells really bad or unusual, throw it out. If it smells okay, it should be okay. If it smells normal, congratulations.
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