Examples of Bad Food
August 11th, 2010 | D.I.Y., How-to, bad, bad milk, botulism, fermentation, food, health, spoiled
This last weekend I discovered some disgusting brown turd looking stuff on my towels in the shelf by the bathroom. Looking at the shelf above I found an old can of corned beef someone had ‘donated’ to us when we first moved to Vancouver and could barely pay rent. I guess the seal had broken a bit and the juices were ooozing out everywhere. Yuck! These days we don’t often get to see bad food as the food industry has gotten everything wrapped up so tight in plastic and irradiation to death to try to convince us it is somehow better. But I have been documenting some bad food for a few years now and it is time for me to share my photos.
If you ever get a can that is swollen like this can of tomato paste I discovered in the pantry of the British Ambassador to Myanmar — throw it away instantly. This is most likely caused by botulism which is very deadly and likes to grow in anaerobic conditions.