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I know a lot of people say "oh, it'll last about a few days... or sometimes a week... i've had it last for two weeks" instead of time frames, is there any physical feature that will tell me that my hummus would be better off in the garbage? does it get fuzzy? does it go off color? does it smell? you know, those kinds of things...<br><br>
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ok... i've had hummus 'food poisioning' once (seriously it wasn't at all nice, lol) and the thing that was different about the hummus i ate, was that it tasted a bit bubbly and foamy, kind of.... a bit too light and airy and spongy/frothy- and not quite 'right'. mine was improperly sealed, i didn't actually leave for it too long cos i'm super careful about that, but i assume its the same principle involved- air making stuff go bad (grrrr @ air).<br><br><br><br>
anyway, i've noticed that in the canada (and i bet america too) food doesn't seem to have 'once opened, refridgerate and use within so-and-so days' written on it. i hate that so much, lol. if it helps, in the UK its written on the packet*, and they give you 4 days max to use an unsealed (opened) pot of hummus, if its kept covered and refridgerated.<br><br><br><br>
*supermarket/hfs hummus, don't know how this applies to home made hummus, but i'd assume the same time period, as this wasn't preservative ridden stuff.
 

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ok... i've had hummus 'food poisioning' once (seriously it wasn't at all nice, lol) and the thing that was different about the hummus i ate, was that it tasted a bit bubbly and foamy, kind of.... a bit too light and airy and spongy/frothy- and not quite 'right'. mine was improperly sealed, i didn't actually leave for it too long cos i'm super careful about that, but i assume its the same principle involved- air making stuff go bad (grrrr @ air).<br><br><br><br>
anyway, i've noticed that in the canada (and i bet america too) food doesn't seem to have 'once opened, refridgerate and use within so-and-so days' written on it. i hate that so much, lol. if it helps, in the UK its written on the packet*, and they give you 4 days max to use an unsealed (opened) pot of hummus, if its kept covered and refridgerated.<br><br><br><br>
*supermarket/hfs hummus, don't know how this applies to home made hummus, but i'd assume the same time period, as this wasn't preservative ridden stuff.</div>
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i know that in canada,soy milk does say good for 7-10 days after opened.
 

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alright, thanks! because i've had this one container of hummus for a while... and i realized that it was getting pretty old (i'm one of those idiotic people that want to save things because they're so good and you don't want to run out... so you 'save it' for so long that you throw it out since it went bad)<br><br>
so thanks... it doesn't seem too airy (or fuzzy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )but i think i'll throw it out just in case...<br><br>
thanks again!<br><br>
oh, and i see a lot of 'sell by' dates...but apart from that, only a few things have use within so and so days (soy milk is one of them... hmm,i probably ought to pay attention to that number *angel*)
 
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yeah, in britain practically everything tells you how long you've got to use it by once its opened... even tomato pasta sauce and bottles of soda, lol. i've only seen this a few times in canada, on stuff like rice and soymilk (can't think of anything else).<br><br><br><br>
i've got so used to being told by the packet when stuff isn't gonna be good any more, that i feel quite lost sometimes now. i tend to go with a 'use it in 3 days' rule for stuff like leftovers, opened packets, and most other questionable food in the fridge, then if its still there i freeze it (and use it up right away when i defrost it) - but i've got a pretty sensitive stomach when it comes to food being bad, i'm sure most other people are fine with a few days more.<br><br><br><br>
and i totally get the 'saving stuff' thing... i tend to do the same thing, but i end up saving it unopened, and then it passes its date and i didn't even get to eat any of it, lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> then my bf - a bottomless pit who has no fear, a stomach of steel and who hates waste- gets to eat it for me, lol. soooo unfair.
 

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<div class="quote-block">i'm one of those idiotic people that want to save things because they're so good and you don't want to run out... so you 'save it' for so long that you throw it out since it went bad</div>
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Ack, me too! :p<br><br><br><br>
I have a container of hummus that is pretty old. I ate some a little while ago, and it was "airy". Gonna need to throw that away...
 

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Ack, me too! :p<br><br><br><br>
I have a container of hummus that is pretty old. I ate some a little while ago, and it was "airy". Gonna need to throw that away...</div>
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Me too!
 

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I'd throw out the stuff growing in my fridge, but I think that would be animal cruelty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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if it smells and tastes the same as the first day, it's fine. hummus never lasts more than 4 days here, so i can't be more helpful.
 

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mmm... this is quite bad news for me and my 2-week-old pot of hummus sitting in the fridge isn't it?<br><br><br><br>
once, i kept a pot of the stuff for over 3 weeks before it was finally thrown out... strangely it still tasted ok!
 

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haha, i've had hummus go for two weeks before... it tasted fine, though... but i'm wondering if the taste was just a guise and it really had gone bad... but the good news is, is that i didn't get ill or anything from it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> (though keep in mind, I have a stomach on the stronger side)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Dodgy hummus is still hummus isn't it?<br><br><br><br>
That's good enough for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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Dodgy hummus is still hummus isn't it?<br><br><br><br>
That's good enough for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"></div>
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True, but you don't want to make yourself sick!
 

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When I make my hummus i just throw it in a plastic sealed container and it stays in my fridge for a couple weeks before being completely eaten. I've never gotten sick, or even smelt/tasted anything funny from it. It's been a while since i bought store brands, so I have no idea for that.<br><br><br><br>
and yes, dodgy hummus is still hummus!
 

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it's been more than a week and the hummus in my frig is still good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I suggest looking at the ingredients label to see how much (or if at all) preservatives the manufacturer put in...
 

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How on earth do you people keep hummus in the fridge that long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> I could make a fresh batch every three days! In fact, I do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 
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