Are this jar's contents safe to eat?
I'm usually over at the Cooking Forum but felt I should ask the "experts about this particular issue.
I just got back from a shopping trip to Trader Joe's where I purchased a jar of "Fire Roasted Yellow & Red Peppers." I didn't notice until I got home that a bit of dried scum and maybe some stray pepper skin was stuck to the outside of the jar. Some was also dried and stuck to the threads of the top. The jar seemed well sealed -- It took some effort to open and it popped when I opened it.
So my question is this: Is it safe to eat the peppers or should I just toss the jar?
If this information is helpful, the ingredients are listed as red & yellow bell peppers, water, olive oil, garlic, citric acid & salt.
Thanks for your help,