Up next in Food Safety & Freshness (34 videos)
Prevent food poisoning and food-borne illnesses with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Observation skills
Inspect the beef
Inspect the raw piece of beef. Beef that has spoiled will have a change of color and will have faded or darkened. Fresh meat is purplish in color and will change to a cherry red color when exposed to oxygen. Grey, green, or brown coloring may indicate spoiled beef.
Smell the beef. Spoiled beef has an off-odor. It may have an ammonia or sulfur smell.
Touch the beef. Spoiled beef feels tacky to the touch.
Inspect cooked beef
Inspect cooked beef. Spoiled cooked beef will be sticky or slimy and have an unpleasant odor.
Do not consume spoiled beef; discard it and order in instead!