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Old 12-01-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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Odor from Cryo Pack of Spares

Opened cryo pack of 3 racks of spares from Rest. Depot and they had an odor to them that has permeated the house, the meat looked good, no slime or discoloration. I've rinsed them off with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and it seems to be getting better.

Is this odor somewhat normal or should I just toss them. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Odor from Cryo Pack of Spares

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Opened cryo pack of 3 racks of spares from Rest. Depot and they had an odor to them that has permeated the house, the meat looked good, no slime or discoloration. I've rinsed them off with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and it seems to be getting better.

Is this odor somewhat normal or should I just toss them. Thanks in advance.
Bruce I've noticed a slight odor (sulfur type smell) as well in the past but didn't really worry about it. The last pack of spares I got from BJ's the odor was very strong just like you have stated. The meat looked good no slime etc., I checked the date and said F-it I'm not driving 80 miles round trip. Anyways, the ribs tasted perfectly fine etc after they were cooked. I don't wanna tell you what to do, but I'd go ahead and cook them.
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yea i have noticed that to on ribs and i had a pork loin last week that also had the "funk"

i have been cooking mine with no ill effects
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If it smelled that bad..I wouldn't eat it...
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yeah it's the stinky butt syndrome. I've cooked and eaten them with no problems, but you're right to rinse, rest and smell. Think I read somewhere about the carbon dioxide or whatever they pump in that can make it smell
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That CO2 helps with color retention...but makes it hard to tell when Butts have gone bad
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That CO2 helps with color retention...but makes it hard to tell when Butts have gone bad
Isn't the Co2 only in the prepackaged meat where there is alot of void that would normally be filled with air?? Like the meats from WalMart and some of the grocery stores that don't cut their own meats? I could and may be wrong, but I don't think the cryovac food has Co2 in it.
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Well after the vinegar/water bath and soaking in cold water for 10 minutes they still had somewhat of an odor and now that the wifey has that odor in her brain...she's not gonna eat them anyway, so I tossed them....Plan B----Fried Chicken.

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Larry may be right...I'm not sure if they pump the co2 into cryovac
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