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How long does already defrosted turkey keep?

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So, I had a brain fart and bought a frozen turkey 2 weeks ago, thinking htat Thanksgiving was just around the corner. Well, it wasn't and now the turkey has defrosted. I put it in the coldest part of my fridge. Can I still roast it and eat it even though it will have been defrosted for over 20 days? Aside from health and safety issues, will it be any good? Or should I just go buy another turkey and cook this one already?

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  1. Call the Butterball Company to be sure, Turkey Help line (1-800) 323-4848

    1. I did the identical thing. It seems to still be good. I think I will call the hotline, though.