I just stumbled across a fascinating website called “How to Tell if Your Food Has Gone Bad,” which contains a series of short videos narrated by Professor Christine Bruhn, director of the Center for Consumer Research at the University of California, Davis. Bruhn has, according to the website, a “special interest and passion for safe food handling practices,” which she shares articulately and pleasantly with viewers.
If you ever wondered about that dubious-looking deli meat or elderly pasta dish at the back of the refrigerator, or hesitated to use flour from a ripped bag on your pantry shelf, the website is a great resource. Bruhn also discusses how consumers should wash their produce and how to properly store food in the refrigerator. A bit of thought-provoking (and chilling) advice from Bruhn: “What you don’t want to do is try the food, because bad foods can taste great.”