I was cooking rice, beans and sausage for my friend and I but since we are living very low budget my only utensils were plastic forks, knives, and spoons (really cheap ones that come in packs of like 48). I was picking up the sausage in pieces and putting them in a bowl when I noticed the fork had begun to melt. Luckily these are not for until tomorrow but I was wondering if it is safe to eat them since the fork did not seem to leave any plastic behind and was only in the sausage for about 30 seconds. I just don't want to feed my friend contaminated sausage. Thanks.
The plastic fork just melt (soften) a little bit, no biggie, you should be able to eat that.
You should buy cheap cutlery at the dollar store, you do not need many, maybe 4 sets (fork, spoon knife); when your exchange session is over, just leave them in your apartment; no need to bring them back with you.
Using real cutlery and washing them is better for the environment than using cheap plastic cutlery and throwing them in the trash (*)
(*) Unless you buy expensive biodegradable or compostable cutlery.