Do Not Eat Guidelines

A Guide To Food Spoilage For Guys

spoiled food carried by sanitation worker
How To Spot Spoiled Food

Eggs: When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.

Meat: If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a 3 block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.

Flour: If it wiggles…it’s spoiled.

Lettuce: Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can’t get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet. Romaine lettuce is spoiled when it turns liquid.

Raisins: Raisins should not be harder than your teeth.

Potatoes: Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches or dense, leafy undergrowth.

Chip dip: If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.

Unmarked item: You know its well beyond its prime when you’re tempted to discard the Tupperware along with the food. Generally speaking, Tupperware containers should not burp when you open them.

Frozen food: Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled (or wrecked, anyway) by the time you pry them out with a hammer and knife.