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?



BachelorCooking4Deuces November 4, 2019
Blast from the past, but thanks for the thread, You were right! The strong Sulfur smell was the inside of the whole young chicken going bad. Just because it still has three days left before it's sell by date doesn't mean you're in the clear, the store took it back no questions asked and I got the same-day packaged chicken which had 0 smell in it.
Thanks everyone, I threw it out and contacted the store. Most importantly, I didn't risk it. Appreciate the answers!
SKK July 31, 2012
Yes it has gone bad. Return it along with your receipt.
boulangere July 30, 2012
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.

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Kristen W. July 30, 2012
I have no idea what the sulphur smell would indicate, bit I wouldn't eat it. In fact, I'd take it back to the store and politely tell the manager about it. I bought rancid meat once from a supermarket I knew and liked, and when I took it back the manager was extremely gracious and told me that he WANTED to know about things like that to prevent it from happening again (they also replaced the meat at no extra cost).
Ophelia July 30, 2012
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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