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Nov 28, 2013 10:18 PM

Taking Work turkey home safely. Is it ok?????

Caterers set it up hot in one of those large electric roasters at noon. it was set to 300 degrees and the meat was sliced and sat in gravy.. I worked 6pm to midnight. 11pm I noticed one tray was empty, but one was full. wrapped it up in foil and put it in the fridge. I quickly brought it home and chilled tI overnight. it was sitting in hot gravy when I wrapped it..

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  1. Generally, putting hot food covered in a refrigerator is not a good idea. It hampers cooling and the food can turn sour.

    1. It sounds like it would be fine to eat right away. What you can't eat within a couple of days give away to someone who will ate it. Don't think about keeping it longer than two days IMO. And definitely don't freeze any of it.

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        1. re: annfaulkner

          I agree; I would freeze it and have done it. I used to work in a restaurant years ago and we got leftovers. I'm still living and no one got sick.

      1. If it was still hot when you got to it, I'm sure it's fine...

        1. So the entire pan was hot/ significantly above room temp when put in the fridge?
          It would be a bit risky to eat it since it would have had a great opportunity to grow bacteria you won't necessarily taste. Risky.
          If you do decide to eat it i would recommend a soup and get it to a boil to kill anything.