Freshly ground chicken or turkey will have a light pink hue and virtually no smell. Sulp hur! As soon as I slit the package I smelled a nasty, nasty sulfur smell, sort of like rotten eggs. However I consulted the internet which said sulphur smells are really common with cryo-packed pork. My husband and I tasted the chicken and it seemed perfectly fine. Anyway, I looked it up on the internet and a gas is released from chicken when it has become ridden with salmonella. Is this a gas in the package to preserve the beef? But not of off or rotten meat, but more like hard-boiled eggs. I did this multiple times from different stores, all of them had a faint egg fart smell. rinse it. Look for your receipt, if you have it. Is the meat edible. Something about blood hitting air. Not rotten or anything, more like old eggs. and allow it to air dry (10-15 minutes) the smell should go away after this. alot of pork and chicken products are being sold this way to increase sales life. Low-temperature storage and poor packaging practices are usually responsible for the overgrowth of these dangerous bacterium that may lead to foodborne illness. I said I was going to cook them all nice and pretty and give them to the manager at Sams Club. though, its common for some to remain, but you should have to put your nose to it to smell it. I buy chicken, with the "best before" date being like 4-5 days ahead of today. If you don’t, find the wrapping that shows the price of the chicken. Pre-packed chicken has had some surface treatment (dipped in a VERY mild antibacterial) to reduce bacterial contamination caused at the processing plant. I just bought a big pack of chicken breasts from Muscle Food and they stank of eggs when I opened them, despite being vacuum sealed. When I emailed to complain they told me that the gas they pump into the package to keep the chicken fresh smells of sulphur and that the smell should disappear if … I immediately was going to throw it out (ouch $35 chunk of meat) and call Costco. Many times people can tell if a turkey is spoiled by the "texture and smell" of the turkey. I go home, open the package to separate out the breasts so I can freeze them individually, and already, they smell. take it out of the package. If you read the small print on many of the packs (UK) they may say 'an odour may be detectable - this is normal'. I got a pack of sliced chicken from Costco (not the rotisserie meat, some random brand sliced for sandwiches) and upon opening the package was hit with a really strong smell. You guessed it: that gas smells like sulfur. The beef looks perfect and dates are good but when the seal of the packaging was broken a strong sulfur smell came out and dissipated after a few seconds. Was it sulfur, or more of like just an old eggs smell? Rotten eggs and chicken both give off a sulfur smell when they go bad. This bacteria affects eggs and chicken products, making them release a gas that smells like sulfur. DH threw the hen away and cleaned everything really well before starting on plan b for supper but he must have missed something because he spent part of the evening pretty sick. When raw chicken smells like sulfur, the culprit is usually the bacteria called Salmonella enterica, best known for causing enterocolitis in humans. Now I'm really ANGRY, I tell the wife and say they're bad but I'm going to cook them anyhow, she says, "why, if they're bad ditch'em". This smell is associated with spoilage caused by strains of dangerous bacteria. and should definitely not be noticeable after cooking Then take the remaining chicken, go back to Costco’s customer service desk, and explain why the chicken is unacceptable to you. 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