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I purchased a 10 lb sleeve of ribeye from a friend who works at a sausage factory. It was purchased within an hour of it being brought back from the sausage factory and it was frozen solid. Got busy with other things when I got home and did not remember to take it out of the car & put in the fridge for three hours. For three hours. It's Georgia, so likely the temperature in the closed garage was around 80° In the evening – when I took the meat out of the car it was still frozen in the middle, but thawed everywhere else, but still felt cold. Is it safe to cook and consume? Thanks!

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    Nobody can tell you that it is safe. However, I would eat and serve that roast without hesitation. The 2 hour rule is ultra-uber conservative here. This question is likely to be closed as a duplicate. If it is closed, you will be led to an answer that is quite cautious. Cook it ASAP, keeping it refrigerated in the meantime, and don't serve it to anyone immuno-compromised. – Jolenealaska Jun 16 '16 at 2:05
  • Actually, I'm going to close this as a duplicate. You have the best answer I can give, and our canonical answer to the question. – Jolenealaska Jun 16 '16 at 2:10
  • And, welcome to Seasoned Advice! :) – Jolenealaska Jun 16 '16 at 2:13

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