Is it safe to eat meat if the packet has blown?
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People also ask, why do food packets expand?
When bacteria grow on food they sometimes produce gases, which can make packaging swell. This is the most likely explanation for what happens when a package is inflated. During growth the bacteria may actually produce heat-stable toxins, which can make you seriously ill.
Furthermore, how can you tell if meat is spoiled? If you're not sure how to tell if meat is bad, give it a good smell. If it smells rancid, strong, or unpleasant, the meat has probably gone bad and should be thrown away. If it smells okay but you're still not sure, touch the surface of the meat. If it feels sticky or slimy, it is probably bad.
Keeping this in view, why has my pack of sausages blown up?
The bacteria involved in the expanding package of sausages can be many varieties, actually many of them will not cause illness. BUT because the growth of bacteria is evident - this also indicates that any harmful bacteria that may have been present, have also multiplied. NEVER eat food from such packages.
How can you tell if frozen ground beef is bad?
Meat that has turned bad will feel sticky, tacky, or slimy and should be thrown out. You can also use the color of the meat as a guideline. Ground beef that is brown or gray is still safe to eat, but if it is turning green, you should throw it away.