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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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