And … I've almost grown to kinda like that fresh uncooked pork shoulder smell. If I'd have pork that smells like fish it would be in the trash pretty quick :-) As for pork belly in the future, if you have any Asian supermarkets in your area, they usually carry pork belly with skin on. I had to take a second, and then a third sniff, I thought 'I must be going crazy, what exactly does pork smell like again?' Even though throwing away food may seem like a shame, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If pork smells weird, there are only two possible causes – either you are smelling boar taint, or the meat has started to go bad, and trust me you’ll know the difference. There are two categories of bacteria that can live on pork: one that makes meat look and smell bad, and one that makes you sick. It smells like a sewer line burst inside my pork! Other foods also may cause an evident odor in the sweat and urine. Eating bad pork chops could make you and your guests fall sick. Mine was pork steak also from Safeway. Fishy Pork is due to mass farming of cheap pork. My dad was a butcher and he said that is what pork raised commercially smells like. 08-01-2013, 09:39 PM #14: IamMadMan. I made my kids, husband, neighbor kids who happened to be over..all smell it. Even though throwing away food may seem like … Eating bad pork chops could make you and your guests fall sick. Make sure the meat also doesn’t smell like bleach or ammonia, which means it may be old but passed off as fresh. I've had issues with Cryovaced stuff smelling of rotten eggs. Avoiding foul-smelling meat like the plague might be our knee-jerk reaction to the threat of foodborne illness, but the truth about spoiled meat might surprise you. I cooked it and threw it out. 9 years ago. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and asparagus can change the odor of urine and sweat, as can garlic, onions and some spices. Fresh pork does have an unpleasant smell, but that isn’t very strong. So I asked my wife to take a whiff and she gags instantly, I'm talking a real, real, tainted smell, like my pork forgot to wash it's socks for a week. Either way, I just opened it and it smells like rotten eggs. If it’s taint, the smell will only be unpleasant, and if it’s rotten the smell will be nauseating! Location: Pemberton, New Jersey. The wife bought a huge pork loin (boneless) a week or so ago. You may also be able to order it from a butcher or good meat counter in a good market. Join Date: 07-30-11. If it was vacuum packed, it might have an odor from the process of packaging it, but that should go away after rinsing it under cold water. I'm pretty weird. It smelled like when I was a kid and we went to the fair. somebody shut me the fark up. A three hour braise will kill anything that could have possibly been feasting upon your pork. If the pork has ammonia, rotten egg, or sulfur-like smell, chances are it has been contaminated by bacteria and shouldn’t be eaten. Yeah. 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