What happens if you eat expired deli meat?
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Also to know is, is it OK to eat expired lunch meat?
All lunch meats (whether they are prepackaged or fresh cut from the deli) have a sell-by date. It's best to consume the meat within seven to 10 days after the sell-by date. Generally speaking, once it's been opened, eat within three to five days. If the meat is extremely slimy with a film on the outside, throw it away.
Beside above, what happens if you eat expired meat? Eating expired foods or foods that are past their best-by date can expose your body to harmful bacteria that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and a fever.
Regarding this, how can you tell if deli meat is bad?
3 Ways to Tell If Your Lunch Meat Has Gone Bad
- Sight. The first step in determining whether your lunch meat has spoiled is to examine its color.
- Smell. Next, take a whiff.
- Touch. Finally, if there's a slimy, sticky film on the lunch meat, or if parts of the meat feel very hard, it's likely that it's spoiled.
How long can you keep deli meat in the fridge?
3 to 5 days