I was shopping at a local grocery store the other day and as always, I was perusing the meat selection to see what looked good to smoke this weekend. They had some decent cuts of pork shoulder and some ok ribs and of course the standard whole chickens. Then I stumbled upon some pre-packaged ribs from Tyson. They looked pretty good, so I bought them.
I was cleaning them up yesterday morning and putting rub on them to wrap them up and let them sit overnight before smoking them today.
When I opened the package and started cleaning the ribs up, I noticed and odor. It was bad enough that the wife made comments as she walked through the kitchen. If I had to explain the odor, it would be something like a fishy type smell.
I checked the date on the package and according to the date, the ribs have not expired.
I am curious if anyone else has run into this with the pre-packaged ribs, or if anyone has any thoughts?
Are they possibly tainted, somehow?
Should we not eat them after I smoke them?