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Meat Smells Like Vinegar – Why? Safe to Eat?

You’ve just opened up a package of fresh meat or deli meat and can’t help but notice that it smells of vinegar. Or perhaps you’ve uncovered some leftovers from the refrigerator and it now smells like vinegar. The smell is from the acetic acid bacteria Acetobacter, the same bacteria in vinegar that makes vinegar smell like vinegar. …

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