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As the title says: the vacuum packed salmon fillets have been sitting in a turned off fridge for quite some hours. The packs only felt a little cooler than the room temperature of +/- 20 degrees Celsius (68℉). They have been put in a working fridge immediately after finding out. If they weren't vacuum packed, I'd have thrown them away already.

Can I still safely eat them if they do not smell bad, or should I throw them out?

  • Vacuum packing does not play a role here. – moscafj Jun 11 at 11:27
  • It's not quite a duplicate of that @moscafj as it wasn't stored at room temperature. However it would still be worth reading as some of it is applicable. – GdD Jun 11 at 11:27
  • Thanks for the suggestions! I came across the same post. It does somewhat apply, however they do not specificly talk about vacuum sealed perishable food. That's why I thought about asking the question (and because I prefer not to throw out salmon fillets haha). – Joep Jun 11 at 11:30
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    @GdD if the OP doesn't know exactly how long a product has been in the danger zone, he/she has to assume that the answers in the linked question apply. – moscafj Jun 11 at 11:30
  • I wouldn't make that assumption myself @moscafj, I think this is sufficiently different to warrant an answer. – GdD Jun 11 at 11:47

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