Food poisoning from eating expired foods?
I accidently ate some tortellini from the fridge that was 8 days past the useby date last night. (i had two opened bags of the same brand, but accidently ended up using the one that had expired without noticing.) That will teach me to clean out my fridge!!
The tortellini is the 'fresh' type that is stored in the refrigerated section of a supermarket. The tortellini packet had been open in my fridge for anywhere between 2-5 weeks, but had been refrigerated the whole time.
When I cooked it, it reached boiling point. Would this have killed any germs? It tasted ok, just the meat filling was a bit dry.
Do you think that there's any chance of getting sick from eating something like this past the useby date?
Also if you have rotten vegies in the fridge, would that contaminate other open foods sitting in the fridge.
It has been nearly 24 hrs since I ate the food. I had a bit of a tummy ache 30 mins ago, but when I went to the toilet it was pretty normal.
I am just really worried cos I have a very busy week coming up..
Any advice would be great..
Last edited by violet89; 09-06-2007 at 10:59 PM.