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Slipped Skin Cam - Is it Dangerous to Eat?
« on: November 03, 2009, 10:07:35 AM »
If a cam looks great, but is developing a slipped skin, should I throw it out, or just serve to the "help."  (ie: kids and DH)  When is a cheese dangerous to eat?  What about other cheeses?  What are some tell-tell signs?
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Re: Slipped Skin Cam - Is it Dangerous to Eat?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 10:33:18 AM »
Post-make contamination is not common unless there are aging room issues with listeria or pathogens. Slip skin can be eaten, though it may not be the most appetizing. It's more common to find contamination due to poor cleaning in the holding tank, or equipment.

Best signs are a smelly (putrid) or "off" cheese. Most molds, yeasts, and bacteria that cause spoilage are not deadly. Unfortunately, there's no sure way to tell without culturing and testing.
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Re: Slipped Skin Cam - Is it Dangerous to Eat?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 08:23:39 PM »
COuld have also been cause by lack of proper curd draining.

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Re: Slipped Skin Cam - Is it Dangerous to Eat?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 04:37:54 PM »
I ate it.  It was good.  I'm still alive.
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Re: Slipped Skin Cam - Is it Dangerous to Eat?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 06:21:32 PM »
Well now we know.

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Re: Slipped Skin Cam - Is it Dangerous to Eat?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 07:11:40 AM »
Good news, I've also eaten mine (daughters and wife were rupulsed) except for one that was way too off even for me :o.