I was defrosting a 4 lb pork roast. I took it out about 10am. I went out that night and came home around 10pm. The roast felt cool to the touch but not really “cold.” I put it in the fridge and this morning i put it in the crock pot but i’m a little worried. It was cryovacked, if that makes any difference. Thoughts? Would you still eat it?


The rule of thumb is 4 hours below 140 F and above 40F is the danger zone.

It it was out for 10 hours then part was probably over 40F for 4 hours.

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    And this exactly what the duplicate post is about - only the time frame is two hours, not four. – Stephie Feb 16 '18 at 18:26
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    For questions like this that are duplicates of a general canonical, you can just vote to close, and leave any specific advice (like this answer) as a comment. – Cascabel Feb 16 '18 at 20:55

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