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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?

marked as duplicate by Catija, Stephie, Cindy, Cos Callis, moscafj Feb 16 '18 at 19:33

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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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