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Chicken Smells Like Sulfur

I bought chicken from a reputable store yesterday and refrigerated it immediately, and when I opened it just now, it smells a little like sulfur. Has it gone bad?

asked by Meatballs&Milkshakes over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

Toss it. Sulfur is one of the things chicken definitely shouldn't smell of and it's way better to be safe than sorry when it comes to food poisoning.


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added over 3 years ago

I've had the same experience as Kristen W. I returned a whole chicken a day after I'd bought it from a local market because of its "off" smell. The meat manager said he was glad I told him rather then telling everyone else I know.

added over 3 years ago

Yes it has gone bad. Return it along with your receipt.

added over 3 years ago

Thanks everyone, I threw it out and contacted the store. Most importantly, I didn't risk it. Appreciate the answers!