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left soup out at room temp, is it safe?

levir Feb 15, 2012 04:11 PM

I made a cream of broccoli soup that had 2 cups of milk in it. After eating dinner last night I mistakenly left the soup out all of last night and today, about 22 hours in total. Is it safe to eat? It doesn't smell bad and the couple bites I just had tasted OK, but I'm nervous about eating more.

thanks in advance for advice

  1. r
    Rheta Feb 15, 2012 09:20 PM

    I might be corrected here, but since its room temp dairy, I'd toss it.

    1. v
      vday Feb 15, 2012 10:31 PM

      I'd be inclined to toss it out . . .

      1. Cherylptw Feb 15, 2012 10:50 PM

        If it were me, I'd refrigerate it for a day or two; if I didn't get sick from the couple of bites I'd already eaten, I'd take it as a sign that the rest won't make me sick either. That said, I live on what others might consider the dangerous side. If you had seafood or poultry in it, I might go the other way but the milk is cooked so I stick by my original answer.

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        1. re: Cherylptw
          hill food Feb 15, 2012 10:52 PM

          I'm with Cheryl. I'd rather eat day-old room temperature soup than something found in the back of the fridge after a week.

        2. l
          levir Feb 16, 2012 06:31 AM

          Thanks for the feedback. I ended up eating a good-sized bowl of it last night and suffered no consequences. I don't think it tasted as good as it did when it was made, but it certainly wasn't bad.

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          1. re: levir
            Naguere Feb 16, 2012 07:24 AM

            If it had prawns in it, toss it.

            Otherwise, cook it hard then add a fresh ingredients : grated ginger, scallions and vinegar uncooked ,
            and enjoy.

          2. iL Divo Feb 16, 2012 07:16 AM

            I'm with tasting it after a couple of days.
            If you have to toss it, you've not lost a big investment, just probably just something that was delicious.
            I'd not toss it myself, but then I'm just like that.
            Like all the stuff about food that you have to toss due to expiration dates.
            I look at a perfect package of unopened cheese that is expired in my frig.
            Am I gonna toss it just due to date? sadly no

            1. MandalayVA Feb 16, 2012 07:47 AM

              Are you dead yet? ;)

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