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Is it okay to leave uncooked chicken over night but refrigerate it in the morning and then cook it? [duplicate]

I bought some chicken and I accidentally forgot to put it away and I put it in the fridge in the morning and I want chicken can I like boil it and the bacteria will boil away or what?
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leaving steak out over night [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it dangerous to eat meat which has been left out and then cooked? Around 3pm I took out steak to thaw, the steak was wrap in foil and plastic wrap and i stuck it in the ...
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Hours for bacteria to form on raw steak [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it dangerous to eat meat which has been left out and then cooked? I left raw steak on the cement floor for 18 hrs. Should I not eat it because the meat has gone bad? ...
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Safe to leave meat out for a couple of hours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it dangerous to eat meat which has been left out and then cooked? On Friday I am picking up some food items that I won't be able to get to a fridge and/or freezer for ...
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reheating improperly stored pasta sauce and meatballs [duplicate]

My meatballs and pasta sauce were left out in 55F temps for 18 hours. I'm guessing I should toss the homemade meatballs with commercial pasta sauce? They were thoroughly cooked, then covered to cool ...
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Why worry about “danger zone” when thawing meat if I'm going to be cooking the meat immediately after? [duplicate]

I'm cooking my meat above 55C, mostly around 65C. I understand there are all kinds of safety measures surrounding defrosting. Using cold water and changing it every 30min or defrosting in the fridge. ...
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Thawing different meats [duplicate]

I was in a hurry, put a pork butt and beef brisket in the sink with water and ice to thaw. (overnight) they were still cold this morning. Is it completely unsafe to try and smoke/cook on the grill? Or,...
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Is there a problem with defrosting meat on the counter?

I generally defrost meat on the kitchen counter. A friend of mine suggested that this was dangerous and suggested that I defrost meat in the refrigerator. I am no biologist but it seems to me that as ...
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How dangerous is it to refreeze meat that has been thawed?

I've often been told by people that I shouldn't refreeze meat (particularly hamburger meat) once it has been thawed. However, this seems a little silly to me. I can't imagine how meat that hasn't ...
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How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat?

If I left food out of the refrigerator for some period of time, is it still safe? If I left it out too long, can I salvage it by cooking it more?
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How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer?

How do I know if a given food or ingredient I have is still good, or if I should discard it? How can I best preserve a food or ingredient? This broad question is intended as a "general reference" ...
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Can you reuse marinade used with raw chicken?

I marinated chicken a couple weeks ago, and stored the marinade afterwards in a jar. Can it be reused, or is that dangerous? I've been told conflicting stories here. The marinade is mostly teriyaki if ...
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Is it safe to eat a cooked steak that (briefly) touched the plate that was holding the raw meat?

So I just finished preparing a perfect-looking steak, and as per usual, my apartment's hypersensitive smoke detector decided to go off. Not wanting to put the steak back into the pan, in one ...
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Can I continue to age store bought cheese?

I know that many cheeses are considered to be better when aged. After I've purchased a nice block of Parmesan or such, can I continue to age it at home? Is it practical? Will I get the same result?...
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Can adequate heating transform spoiled food into safe food?

Suppose I have some food that became unsafe or contaminated by any means besides explicitly adding dangerous substances. It could be past the expiration date, or handled unsafely by leaving at room ...

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