The Best Guide
We’ll take a look at every single sign of spoiled ground meat and hamburger meat. This will help prevent some serious food poisoning, and just general food and money wastage.
Ground beef is also commonly labeled as “minced beef” or “beef mince.” But there is actually a difference between the two. Ground beef has a coarser texture than minced beef.
The first thing that will happen when ground beef starts spoiling is a color change.
If the meat is slimy, sticky, or gooey, it isn’t good anymore. While you won’t be able to see them with your naked eye, you are touching bacteria.
Mold doesn’t easily grow on old ground beef. It really has to be left for a long time before visible mold shows.
If raw meat has gone bad, it has an extremely offensive rancid, putrid, tangy odor.
The expiration date is usually very accurate. But only if you store the ground beef under the ideal storing conditions.
Always keep the raw ground beef in its original packaging if possible. It’s designed with an absorption pad that gets rid of any excess meat juices.