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Old 06-13-2019, 06:27 AM
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The likely cause of the swelling was gasses produced by bacteria, which may or may not be harmful. Better safe than sorry I think.

As for the date; without the swelling, I would have eaten it at one or two days over, but made very sure that it was thoroughly heated. Even if the supermarket and their suppliers are fully compliant with all the rules on temperature, and your fridge is keeping the contents below 39F there are still some unknowns. In particular, the journey between the store and your fridge. It's also possible that the packaging was compromised in some way.

It may be worth buying a fridge thermometer and checking the internal temperature.

Last edited by bob++; 06-13-2019 at 06:29 AM.