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Old 06-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Yay or Nay on warm fridge food

OK, so like I said in another thread, my fridge fizzled again last weekend and was at 50F for probably three days. So today various food items hit the trash and some I thought should still be OK.
Without going over the stuff already in the trash, things I saved (but could still be chucked of course) are:
My salad dressings, either vinegar or tomato based. Ranch and the like were tossed.
BBQ sauces.
Catsup, mustard, spicy mustard. Mayo was tossed.
Vacuum sealed cheddar. Tossed the Am cheese.
Unopened pop-up biscuit container.
Jarred spaghetti sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Butter
Pickles
Carrots

Watchya think?
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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OK, so like I said in another thread, my fridge fizzled again last weekend and was at 50F for probably three days. So today various food items hit the trash and some I thought should still be OK.
Without going over the stuff already in the trash, things I saved (but could still be chucked of course) are:
My salad dressings, either vinegar or tomato based. Ranch and the like were tossed.
BBQ sauces.
Catsup, mustard, spicy mustard. Mayo was tossed.
Vacuum sealed cheddar. Tossed the Am cheese.
Unopened pop-up biscuit container.
Jarred spaghetti sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Butter
Pickles
Carrots

Watchya think?
the only thing i see that might be a problem is the spaghetti sauce. not sure why, just would bother me. do u have fridg. fixed

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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I think you were a lot more conservative than I would have been.

You're fine.

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'll toss that, too.
I was thinking that because it seems to last so long it would still be good, but it was opened for a week prior, so probably not

Yeah, it's fixed. Seven years old and four fan motors already. Next time it's outta here
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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I think you should be okay with most of the condiment items since they contain enough preservatives, but keep an eye on them in the coming days/weeks for any discoloration or growths.

If the jar of spaghetti sauce was never opened then it would be okay, but if opened then toss.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:13 PM   #6
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I think you were a lot more conservative than I would have been.

You're fine.

Lee
Tossing all that bacon I had killed me (so to speak).
I just wish I had payed more attention to the warm temps, but it has always fluctuated a lot.

Thanks for your input, Lee
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
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I think you should be okay with most of the condiment items since they contain enough preservatives, but keep an eye on them in the coming days/weeks for any discoloration or growths.

If the jar of spaghetti sauce was never opened then it would be okay, but if opened then toss.
So in other words, I may receive "culture"?
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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Had the same problem 2 months ago.
Threw out nothing.... but kept everything in a cooler on ice for 3 days.
WE LIVED.
Nothing growing yet but I'm still paranoid.
You'll know if you don't hear from me next week...........
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Because it is so humid here, the refrigerator occasionally goes crazy and the evaporator thing that does the automatic defrosting freezes up, especially if it sits open for too long. So I have to go through the whole drill, emptying the frig and letting it sit unplugged for about 12 hours to defrost (or I can hurry it along with a hair dryer.) Fortunately, I have another refrigerator on the back service porch just for beverages, but it is much smaller, and I have to cram stuff in there. I usually have a few casualties, so I have to "triage" carefully. "Yes" to the bacon, "sorry about that" to the tortillas. Fortunately, the dogs all love tortillas.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:30 PM   #10
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Food safety sez not to let temp go above 38 degrees F.... but I think my fridge is at 42 and I ain't dead YET!

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