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Old 11-30-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Cooked pork left out overnight - OK to eat?

Sorry, not another "is it safe to eat" thread!

I had a roast going last night, took it out at about 8.30pm, covered it in alfoil then left it on the counter and completely forgot about it until 6am when I put it in the fridge. Is there anyway to make this safe to eat, or has the dog just scored a leg of pork?


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Old 11-30-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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I wouldn't give it to the dog either.

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Old 11-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:19 PM   #4
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haha yeah I thought it was too late for the pig. What a shame, first roast pork that I've cooked and I don't get to eat it! Fewer pre-dinner drinks on an empty stomach next time!
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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i wouldn't eat it, nor would i expect the dog to it. that is a shame. bet you don't ever do that again.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:58 AM   #6
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Although I do believe, when in doubt, throw it out .... I happen to have a kitchen and pantry that are, at night, cold enough that peanut and olive oil solidify. In other words, I can leave food like that out in the winter! I didn't see where you are from. But in my kitchen, a pot of chili left on the stove overnight will have a solid fat on the top that I can skim. I wouldn't eat it other times of the year. I must say I have a good, cast-iron stomach, and I never feed anyone anything that I've not eaten myself hours before. What I'm getting at is that if you aren't willing to eat it yourself, then for heaven's sake, don't feed it to anyone else. No one has every eaten anything I haven't eaten hours before. That's the real taste test.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:33 AM   #7
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Yes, as Claire says, it depend on where you live... for my case, in France, if the meat was outside the house, I would have eat it... unless the cat have it first :p
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:47 AM   #8
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If it is in the danger zone (40-140 F) for longer than 2 hours then that is when problems can start to occur. The longer it is in the danger zone then more likely you are to experience problems.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:08 AM   #9
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omg... what a waste... lets learned from mistake
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #10
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Well, if it was me, I would just wrap it up good in foil and reheat it in the oven until the internal temp back up to about 170° for a while and go ahead and eat it. If doing this dried it out some, then I'd just make some gravy to pour over the slices and serve. I wouldn't waste it. Cooking it again for a bit should make it safe again. But that's just me. I'm kind of che... thrifty.

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