Newly bought pork with odor. How to get rid of it

Why does pork I've just bought have a funky odor? This has happened multiple times with all cuts of pork. How do I get rid of the smell?

  • Posted by: lena
  • October 11, 2019


Lori T. October 12, 2019
Fresh pork shouldn't smell much like anything- unless yours was vacuum packed. Then it can take on what's called a "confinement odor" sometimes, which should go away after it is rinsed and patted dry. Like Mrs. B said, if yours still smells funny then take it back to the shop and get a refund. And find a new source for your meat.
Mrs B. October 11, 2019
It shouldn't have a funky odour. It could be from the juices collecting in the paper, but that seems a bit odd if you just bought the meat.
Rinse it well; then pat it dry. If it still smells funny, take it back to the shop, hand the package to the manager saying that it smells off, and request a refund. Then buy your pork somewhere else.
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