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Sep 18, 2009 09:50 AM

would you eat it: still shrink-wrapped turkey and pork bacon, left unrefrigerated for 2 hrs

Same old sob story. I was unloading the groceries and didn't know that another member of the household had put one of the bags on the couch. It included 2 packs of shrinkwrapped bacon: turkey and pork varieties. The packaging was still cold to the touch. My husband says its fine, but I'm a little skeptical. What say you?

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    1. re: grampart

      cool-- would the fact that one package is turkey make anything different? i usually am ok eaiting stuff like this myself, because i must be half wolf, but freak out at the idea of feeding to others/feeling bad if they fell ill.

    2. Definitely, positively fine. Unless it was warm or the package was swollen. I cure my own bacon and let it hang to dry for weeks and it's fine..

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      1. re: hankstramm

        cool, thanks! I'll ask as I did above-- would you be more or less or equally comfortable with the turkey bacon?

      2. It shouldn't bother you in any way, shape or form. Still-cold cured meats? They could very likely have been subjected to more warming/rechilling on their way to the store than this.

        I sincerely doubt an hour or two on the couch would affect much except for never-frozen raw fish. Even then, if it were still cold to the touch, I'd eat it.

        1. No, no, no. Don't eat it.

          Send it my way immediately. :-)

          1. 40-140 deg is the danger zone with a total cumulative time of 4 hours maximum or toss it.