6 signs of spoiled or rotten food

Are you wondering if you should consume that bowl of food that has been lying in your fridge for a while? Here are the signs of spoiled food you need to look out for.

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Despite efforts to preserve food for a long time, warm climate and high humidity levels makes it difficult. If you notice any one of these six signs of spoiled food, immediately get rid of it if you don't want to end up with food poisoning.

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Inconsistency in colour of food: This sign of spoiled food is a little more difficult to detect than others since it isn’t an obvious sign. If it is a salad or curry with many vegetables, look for any form of discolouration and graying. If you notice any inconsistencies and the food was stored for more than two weeks in your fridge, there is a high chance it isn’t fit for consumption. Also Read - World Retina Day: Preventive Measures To Manage Progressive Retinal Diseases

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The food has bubbles in it: Unless bubbles have formed on the surface of your soup or curry while cooking it, if you notice a similar formation after taking it out of the fridge, it means it has become a fertile breeding ground for bacteria.

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If a vegetable or fruit feels soft: Feel your vegetables and fruits before using them in a salad or any other dish. If it is a fruit or vegetable that is usually firm and has turned squishy and soft, it is a sign that it might be rotting.  Also Read - World Lung Day 2022: All About The National Clean Air Program

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White layer on top: This is one of the first signs of food going bad and is very commonly seen in bread slices, pickle jars and other semi-solid foods. Many people have the habit of simply removing the white layer with a spoon or throwing the affected portions and consuming the parts that seem unaffected. Avoid doing this at all costs if you don’t want to end up with diarrhea, stomach aches or food poisoning.

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Ripe smell emits from it: A foul or unpleasant smell emitting from the food is a surefire sign that it is completely unfit for consumption. Always remember to first smell the food kept in your fridge for long periods and if it doesn’t smell like it is supposed to, get rid of it immediately.