So I've been following the posts about how long chili will last in the fridge after its been made. I have always been one to push the limits of 'old' food in my fridge. Yesterday started as a normal day, got up, got my lunch ready to take to work with me (it just happened to be some chili that I thawed out about 4 or 5 days ago). Had a regular morning at work, ate lunch, the afternoon seemed fine as well. At about 2:30 I started to feel a little strange, by 3:00 I felt absolutely horrible, like there was a heard of rats running around in my belly. By 4:00 I was at home feeling really bad still and by 6 I was getting back to 'normal'. Needless to say I am now an advocate of 'when in doubt ... throw it out !'