Taking Work turkey home safely. Is it ok?????
- annfaulkner Nov 28, 2013 10:18 PM
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..
Generally, putting hot food covered in a refrigerator is not a good idea. It hampers cooling and the food can turn sour.
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.