I got 4 dozen eggs this weekend (from actual chickens on a farm that were laid yesterday), and they sat in my car overnight. Would they still be good to eat? I put them in the fridge this morning. I'd say they sat for 20 hours in my car.
Possible Duplicate: How long can cooked food be safely stored at room/warm temperature? I made a large pot of sloppy joe mix with hamburger in it and after it was cooked put it in my crockpot on low for my boys to eat when they got home because i was leaving,i was gone a little over 2 hours and the boys had put the sauce into another pan to put it away and forgot to do so it sat on the counter for over 2 hours....should i throw it away?
Possible Duplicate: How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard? Muscovado always comes in packs much larger than needed for most recipes, and even though I keep it in as airtight container as possible, I find it goes very, very hard. How can I prolong its shelf life?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I keep eggs in the refrigerator? I've got some eggs in a carton (regular Grade A eggs) in the refrigerator. The "sell by" date on them is October 2nd. Today is October 19th, so that's about two and a half weeks past. Generally, foods are good for a couple weeks past the sell by date, but how many weeks do I have before they aren't edible (spoil or generally get "the funk"). If I made french toast in the morning and used them, would they be good? I'm more concerned with 100% safety than them being 10% less awesome tasting after a certain time.
Possible Duplicate: How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard? If I don't use brown sugar quickly it gets hard. I mean brick-hard. I've tried re-sealing bags, and putting it in crocks, it didn't make any difference. Any suggestions on how to keep this from happening? Any way to un-brick my current bag?
Possible Duplicate: Can I Brown Beef For Slow Cooking the Night Before I would like to prep my Beef Wellington the night before. I would sear, cover with mushrooms, prosciutto the night before, refrigerate overnight then wrap in pastry the next day before cooking. Is this safe?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? I've heard people claim that you could keep cooked rice as long as 10 days or as short as 48hours. I'm interested in knowing both when the rice starts loosing it's good taste, and when it starts being dangerous to eat it. Also, does it change according to the rice type?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I store soaked beans before cooking? Can you preserve canned kidney beans so that they still have their shape? If I pre-soak/cook a large amount of dried beans in advance, what is the best way to store them for future use? If freezing is an option, do I freeze them in the cooking water, or drain them and put them in an airtight container?
Possible Duplicate: Does kimchi go bad? I have some 'antique' kim chee in the back of the fridge. How can one tell if it is gone bad? Given that kim chee is fermented, it is hard to tell if it is no longer safe to eat or acceptable to offer to guests, say. Does aging improve the flavor? up to what point?
Possible Duplicate: How long can you keep chocolate, and what is the best way to store it? I just started using white chocolate to decorate dark chocolate covered cake balls. I used a squeeze bottle instead of the standard bag and it worked beautifully. I need to store the left over white chocolate though. What is the best way and how long will it keep? Thanks!