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7Keys
09-13-07, 07:59 AM
I bought some turkey last night around 8:00 PM and forgot to put it away. I found it this morning around 7:00 AM.

Is it safe to eat? I don't like leaving refrigerated food out.

Its the Jewel brand lunch meat.

I'd like to hear some motherly advice, since mom's know best ;). Would you let your kids eat it?

jonw9
09-13-07, 08:02 AM
Was it frozen or thawed? I think I would have put it into a crock pot this morning and let it cook all day. I am not sure what you did with it at this point.

Nevermind, I thought it was a not some turkey. Like lunch meat? Just throw it out.

7Keys
09-13-07, 08:21 AM
Yes, its lunch meat. The store bought, already sliced kind.

taa455
09-13-07, 08:31 AM
It is fully cooked and sealed. Don't worry about it. It's fine.

EdTheRipper
09-13-07, 08:39 AM
I'd toss it. It's meant to be refrigerated so having it out of refrigeration for nearly 12 hours gave it enough time to grow plenty of bacteria. Better safe than sorry!

VinVega
09-13-07, 08:45 AM
I voted you should eat it because I want to see what will happen to you. Please eat and report back. Thanks.

CPA-ESQ.
09-13-07, 09:02 AM
deli meat is loaded with sodium - so you may stand a fighting chance... but that Turkey has been in the "Zone" for a good 8 hours :(

I'd chuck it... think of it this way - If you were to get sick would you be willing to pay $7 to feel better? (Because, that is how much buying a new pound of turkey would cost)

Tracer Bullet
09-13-07, 09:10 AM
deli meat is loaded with sodium - so you may stand a fighting chance... but that Turkey has been in the "Zone" for a good 8 hours

Meat loaded with sodium is not the same thing as using salt to preserve meat.

superdeluxe
09-13-07, 09:54 AM
I bought some turkey last night around 8:00 PM and forgot to put it away. I found it this morning around 7:00 AM.

Is it safe to eat? I don't like leaving refrigerated food out.

Its the Jewel brand lunch meat.

I'd like to hear some motherly advice, since mom's know best ;). Would you let your kids eat it?


Just throw it away?

Septemberbaby
09-13-07, 10:03 AM
Motherly Advice: Toss it. Learn from your mistake and move on. :)

Charlie Goose
09-13-07, 10:33 AM
Feed it to a neighbor's dog.

dick_grayson
09-13-07, 10:38 AM
go by smell

4KRG
09-13-07, 10:39 AM
Since you are in the United States, throw it away, if you were in any 3rd world country you would continue to eat it for 2 weeks ;)

Seriously though, I would toss it. The $7 isn't worth the risk and you can most likely get more.

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/Features/Columns/?article=spoiledfoodworsethanmold

Trevor
09-13-07, 10:43 AM
I'd most likely eat it. Unless it smelled bad or had weird spots on it of course.

I'd fry it all up first though. Not sure how, but in my mind cooking it (again) would kill any "bad stuff" that may grown on it overnight.

But then again, I'm the guy how cooked pasta w/ meat sauce that had been in my pantry for 6 years.

Minor Threat
09-13-07, 10:47 AM
pitch it.....

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
09-13-07, 10:48 AM
give it to the homeless

X
09-13-07, 11:24 AM
Cost of meat: $3
Amount I'd pay not to get food poisoning: $100
Probability of getting food poisoning from this turkey: 10%

Expected cost of eating this turkey: $100 x 10% = $10

Throw it away and get a new one. Or even two new ones.

Ginwen
09-13-07, 01:00 PM
When in doubt, throw it out.

aintnosin
09-13-07, 01:01 PM
One way to tell. Eat it. If you get sick and die, it was bad.

7Keys
09-13-07, 09:17 PM
Well, I took it to my mommy and asked her what she thought. She said it looked okay and smelled okay so I ate 3 slices for lunch. And so far, I feel okay. I'm not sure if I'll eat any more though. I don't like to waste food and/or money, but I don't want to get sick either.

nevermind
09-13-07, 09:52 PM
I hope you sit on mommy's lap when the gravyleg attacks.

movielib
09-13-07, 10:13 PM
I just don't believe it would go bad in 11 hours (unless you have already had it for two weeks and it was close to going bad already). But my wife would throw it out for sure.