scallops

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Joined Apr 28, 2009
Hi all,
I had some scallops in the fridge but one thing after another kept coming up and I forgot about them. Today (more than a full week later) I discovered them pushed to the back of the fridge.
They were watery but were not slimy or smelly. In fact they smelled like scallops, as fresh as the day I bought them.
My wife refuses to eat them now saying they're too old.
So, are they too old to eat?

Red.
 
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If they were water or wet packed they are treated with a preservative. Dry are not. Cook 1 and taste it .

If  the fridge was real cold they should be alright.
 
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Read the ingredients - if they were packed in water and phosphate they are "wet".  I'm with Ed - try one and see, but when in doubt - throw it out.
 
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Im with your wife. I'm not convinced that dangerous pathogens can always be tasted. Those scallops have seen better days.
 
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I would not eat them. Too long and improper storage. Store shucked scallops in a zip lock bag on a bed of ice, replacing ice frequently as it melts, for 2-3 days max. Most home refrigerators operate around 40F and seafood stores best at 32F.
 

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