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Apparently you aren’t supposed to eat pizza if you accidentally left it unrefrigerated all night. Who knew?

My sister sent me a link to this site today:  http://www.stilltasty.com/

It’s a website where you can put in the name of a food and it will tell you how long it should stay safe (in the fridge, in the freezer or left out).  It’s a pretty good idea for a site, as I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked in my fridge and thought, “Is this still good?”  I usually resort to the sniff test, even though I know that food can be spoiled without smelling bad.  It’s sort of a case where my laziness (i.e., not being bothered to look it up) and cheapness (i.e., not wanting to throw out food)  combine to overpower my fear of getting food poisoning.  Granted, the sniff test (which, when I think about it, is combined with the “is there anything growing on it?” test) has served me well thus far, but it’s probably just a matter of time before my luck runs out).  At least now I’ll have a handy site to check out when I wonder if it really is such a good idea to eat those 12 day old leftovers.


4 Responses to Apparently you aren’t supposed to eat pizza if you accidentally left it unrefrigerated all night. Who knew?

  1. Kalev says:

    I would totally eat pizza left unrefrigerated overnight, provided it didn’t have meat on it (which it wouldn’t, me being vegetarian and all).

    Oh oh oh! The veggie restaurant I went to tonight here in Toronto specifically states their cheeses are rennet-free… which of course means all the cheese you eat is full of rennet! Rennet rennet rennet!

    Are we gonna splurge on veggie marshmallows from the super-expensive-vegan-site sometime soon?

  2. Beth says:

    You are full of rennet!

    Yeah, I eat pizza that is left unrefrigerated overnight all the time. I have a gut of steel!

    Which veggie restaurant did you go to?

    The super-expensive-vegan-site is currently out of stock for both the Sweet & Sara marshmallows and the new kind (I gather that the company that makes the new kind has just signed on with the super-expensive-vegan-site and are now trying to figure out how to make their ‘mallows in the large quantities required). I am on their email list to be notified when they are back in stock. Maybe they’ll have some in time to celebrate your grad?

  3. Wendy says:

    I have a new rule in my fridge. If you look at it and think I’m not sure you throw it out. As for tomato sauce I am now marking a date on the jar. If is older then 10 days or has green stuff on top I will pitch it.

    Otherwise it good to go

  4. Kalev says:

    @Beth: The restaurant was called Fresh. Apparently there are three of them.

    As for the super-expensive site, I guess we can keep hoping. And maybe our dollar will continue to improve against the US one.

    I love how basically super-expensive site is acting like Wal-Mart in terms of pushing their supplier to produce in ever-larger quantities. I want to point and say, “You vegan Wal-Mart website!”

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