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Is it safe to cook pork chops that thawed on counter overnight? [duplicate]

Is it safe to cook pork that thawed on the counter overnight?
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Sausage left to thaw more than 2 hours - is this safe to eat? [duplicate]

I have a package of sausage that I intended to use yesterday. It was taken out of the freezer to thaw at about 4 o' clock. At 9 o' clock it felt fully thawed but we ended up putting it back in the ...
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beef ribs thawing overnight in sink will meat be good [duplicate]

I laid frozen beef ribs out about midnight in the sink, got up around 9 am and remember I laid them out. will they still be safe to grill???
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can chicken be thawed in the sun [duplicate]

My mother-in-law put chicken on the counter to thaw for an hour then put the chicken directly into the sunlight still on the counter top! I've done a little Research but have found nothing that ...
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Pork Tenderloin Safe to eat? [duplicate]

I bought a 4 pound pork tenderloin and put it immediately in the freezer. It was there a week or so. Then I took it out and placed it on the counter Monday night to thaw. I don't have central heat ...
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Safe to eat this ham? [duplicate]

Took a boneless ham (shrink wrapped) out of freezer at 5 pm, and left it in sink all night, til 8 am. Room temp 65 degrees. Is it safe to eat?
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Ribs safety after outside defrosting [duplicate]

I defrosted a package of unopened sealed ribs outside for an hour and a half because I was short on time. I did not think it would be a problem, but after reading all the different posts, I am a ...
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Left a 10 pound cryovac wrapped frozen ribeye in garage for 3 hours - is it safe to eat? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Defrosting at room temperature only one hour and then thaw in the refrigerator safe or not? [duplicate]

I know that it is unsafe to defrost frozen items at room temperature longer than 2 hours, but is it okay to leave frozen meat at room temperature for 1-2 hours and then move to fridge to continue ...
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How to quickly and safely defrost chicken?

What is the safest, quick way to defrost chicken? Microwave? Running water over it?
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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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Why is it dangerous to eat meat which has been left out and then cooked?

If cooking meat kills bacteria, and bacteria are responsible for problems with eating meat which has been left out, then why is it dangerous to eat meat which has been left out at room temperature and ...
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I need to quickly and safely thaw frozen ground beef, what are my options?

Since reading the answers to my question about defrosting meat on the counter I've been good about giving my meat time to defrost in the refrigerator. However, my plans for tonight have changed and I'...
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Why exactly is thawing via hot water bad?

I read all over the internet and labels that you shouldn't thaw with hot water? However, tons of people leave meat to get to room temperature, so how is thawing with hot water bad? For instance, when ...
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What are the acceptable methods to thaw food items?

What are the proper ways to thaw foods? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to them?
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Defrosting meat/fish in warm water

I have found warm water to be a great way to quickly defrost meat and fish as opposed to just letting it sit outside the freezer, which is what my mom does. But I wonder if there are any negative ...
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Can I still use frozen beef brisket left out at room temperature for 12 hours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? I left out 2 raw but frozen 6 lbs beef briskets in the sink at 7PM to thaw out because they were rock hard ...
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Is a partially frozen chicken safe if not immediately cooked at the proper temperature?

I put a partially frozen (inside) chicken in my convection oven, set it to what I thought was 400ºF (200ºC) and left the room with a timer on. An hour later it was discovered the temperature was only ...
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Frozen Corned Beef left out to thaw, [duplicate]

in cold basement approximately 40-45 degrees, it was completely frozen about 3 lb. brisket. Discovered it 24 hours later. It was cold to touch, and completely thawed. Still in original vacuum ...
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Thawing and Broiling Steak

I just got home from work and feel like broiling a steak. Unfortunately, the steak I have is still frozen (I forgot to stick it in the fridge to thaw overday). About how long should I leave it out to ...
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Forgot to Turn on Crock Pot [duplicate]

I put a frozen beef roast (about 2 lbs) in the crockpot with some sherry and onions, but forgot to turn the crock pot on. The lid was on, and when I got home about 6 hours later the roast was still ...
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Our oven consistently undercooks food

Our home oven consistently undercooks food when we follow the recommended cooking directions. Case and point: We just bought some chicken skewers from Costco. The directions say to cook them at 350F ...
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Maximum temperature for thawing meat

When thawing frozen beef in hot water (meat in sealed bag / container in water), what is the maximum temperature that the water can be to not inadvertently start cooking the meat or otherwise affect ...
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Should I continue to cook Chicken which has only started to cook briefly then cooled by mistake

I started to cook chicken casserole in the slow cooker, for about 20 minutes on high so that I could then turn it down to low and leave cooking. However, I accidently turned the slow cooker off and so ...
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Pork roast left out [duplicate]

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 ...
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I left unopened pack of lamb burgers to thaw on the counter for 2-3 hours [duplicate]

I left unopened pack of lamb burgers to thaw on the counter for 2-3 hours, if I cook them thoroughly should they still be safe to eat? Please advise, haste is appreciated.