I shipped some SS that I smoked using Cheddar Cheese, diced jalapenos and LEM seasoning. I shipped it via UPS overnight from Ga to Florida in a box with only bubble wrap for protection. My friend received it and showed me a picture and one end of it that looked a bit dark brown as if it had been left in the oven a bit too long or burnt. He said that end was against the cardboard box not that that should make a difference? I asked him to cut it open and he said the meat has a purplish look to it. He then sent me pics of it but neither my wife or I can see what he is talking about.
Has anyone heard of and or had the same experience pertaining to a change in color? I would like to know if it would still be safe to eat or not.
We have eaten a log from the same batch and no notice of this purple color or illness.