Originally Posted by jemezspring
As for the smell test, I think I have read on here that sometimes when you open the cryovac pack the meat will smell of sulfur. But if you rinse it it should go away. Is that correct? I have never bought cryo-ed meat but think I read that.
I don't do smell test till meat has aired out a bit after opening. If I get off smell then, which is not often, I will rinse and resmell and reair a bit...if still off smell trash.
Interesting talk with butcher...The chain grocer had FRESH New Zealand boneless leg of lamb advertised. Being in atlantic Canada I questioned him about being fresh or previous frozen. He assured me of it being fresh cryro'd, showed me bb date couple weeks away and added he found bb date to be very accurate as the lamb would go off within a day or 2 of bb date.