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Would you eat 64 year-old LARD?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 03, 2012 at 2:39 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16865810

A German pensioner who received a tin of American lard 64 years ago in an aid package has only just tasted it, after discovering that it is still edible.

Food safety experts in Rostock, his home town on Germany's Baltic coast, said the pig fat was still safe to eat.

"I just didn't want to throw it away," said Hans Feldmeier, 87.

Mr Feldmeier was a student in 1948 when the US was running a huge aid programme to rebuild war-ravaged Germany. He kept the tin of lard for emergencies.

Makes me believe that pemmican could be a really great emergency food!

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on April 26, 2012
at 07:11 AM

8 year old ground beef would have been perfectly safe assuming it had been kept frozen for that time.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on April 26, 2012
at 07:10 AM

8 year old ground beef would have been perfectly safe if it had been kept frozen for that time.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 04, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Hahahaha oh dear!

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on February 03, 2012
at 07:15 PM

After the meal was over.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on February 03, 2012
at 07:14 PM

You might not get a choice. I was at a dinner party, many years ago when I was still vege, and the hostess revealed that she had just served 8 year old ground beef. Ick.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 03, 2012
at 04:47 PM

At the age of that lard, I don't know what would happen, but fat generally inhibits spoilage and mold growth. I have reserved duck fat that (some of) is over I year old, and it's just fine. I've made confit with it, eaten it, and the only ill effects were being sad when it was gone. ;-)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 03, 2012
at 03:19 PM

LOL! Yes you are!

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on February 03, 2012
at 03:12 PM

I'm going for it!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 03, 2012
at 02:26 PM

Wait a minute- when I go into ketosis I AM eating 64 year old lard!!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on February 03, 2012
at 10:40 AM

Yup. He's alive!

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 03, 2012
at 04:18 AM

Gross. Gag reflex. Thanks for the gratuitous mold shot.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 03, 2012
at 03:37 AM

Yuck! I don't think so. There are better choices available.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 03, 2012
at 02:26 PM

Wait a minute- when I go into ketosis I AM eating 64 year old lard!!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on February 03, 2012
at 03:19 PM

LOL! Yes you are!

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11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

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on February 03, 2012
at 07:14 PM

The 64 year old tin from an aid package was probably worth some serious money as a collectible. Opening it probably decreased its value.

I would not have eaten it, I would have put it up for auction.

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1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

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on February 03, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Hmm. I have been staring at a jar of lard one of my friends gave me 7 months ago, wondering if I should buck up and try to eat it. I have no excuse now. Unless...is the guy from that article still alive??

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on February 03, 2012
at 03:12 PM

I'm going for it!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on February 03, 2012
at 10:40 AM

Yup. He's alive!

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on February 03, 2012
at 07:38 PM

This guy's problem is not how he's going to feel after he eats the lard, it's the fact that he's a lard hoarder.

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 03, 2012
at 09:39 AM

I would like to think I would never be in a situation to have to make that choice. :)

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on February 03, 2012
at 07:14 PM

You might not get a choice. I was at a dinner party, many years ago when I was still vege, and the hostess revealed that she had just served 8 year old ground beef. Ick.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on February 03, 2012
at 07:15 PM

After the meal was over.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on February 04, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Hahahaha oh dear!

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on April 26, 2012
at 07:11 AM

8 year old ground beef would have been perfectly safe assuming it had been kept frozen for that time.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on April 26, 2012
at 07:10 AM

8 year old ground beef would have been perfectly safe if it had been kept frozen for that time.

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7f702d365e297bebc86989c746cb3ca4

on April 26, 2012
at 04:51 AM

...saturated fat inhibits spoilage and mold growth. Try 64 year old polyunsaturates. Bet you would be sick immediately after ingesting.

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on February 03, 2012
at 05:49 AM

Depends on how hungry I am.

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on February 03, 2012
at 02:44 AM

Is this a trick question? Would I eat something that's been sitting around for 64 years?

Of course I would.

would-you-eat-64-year-old-lard?

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 03, 2012
at 04:18 AM

Gross. Gag reflex. Thanks for the gratuitous mold shot.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 03, 2012
at 04:47 PM

At the age of that lard, I don't know what would happen, but fat generally inhibits spoilage and mold growth. I have reserved duck fat that (some of) is over I year old, and it's just fine. I've made confit with it, eaten it, and the only ill effects were being sad when it was gone. ;-)

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