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

cpilgrim84 Sep 18, 2009 09:50 AM

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?

  1. scubadoo97 Sep 18, 2009 10:46 AM

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

    1. ipsedixit Sep 18, 2009 10:00 AM

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

      Send it my way immediately. :-)

      1. d
        dmd_kc Sep 18, 2009 09:57 AM

        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. h
          hankstramm Sep 18, 2009 09:52 AM

          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
            cpilgrim84 Sep 18, 2009 09:58 AM

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

          2. grampart Sep 18, 2009 09:51 AM

            I agree with your husband.

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            1. re: grampart
              cpilgrim84 Sep 18, 2009 09:57 AM

              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.

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