help would you eat this?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momofchicks, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I sat a whole frozen vacuum sealed chicken in a bowl of cold water to thaw out. Well I had errands to run and was gone 4 hours. Would you still eat it?
    Thanks!
     
  2. violetsky

    violetsky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would
     
  3. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a certified ServSafe restaurant manager, I had much training on handling/preparing/cooking food.... if it is not allowed direct contact with the air, and is cooked to an internal temp of 160*, it is safe to eat....
     
  4. SueBaby

    SueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think 4 hours is that long. Was it still cool when you found it again? If yes, then go for it. If it was room temp, then I would cook it ASAP and eat it.
     
  5. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, thanks. Like I posted it was in it's vacuum sealed bag the whole time and nothing leaked in or out (as far as water/blood). And I will most definitely cook it to the appropriate temp.
    Thanks it's in the oven!
     
  6. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yeah id eat it!!
    shhh dont tell but ive acually left a roast out alll night and ate it the next night (it was still cold) no one got sick so i guess it was fine
     
  7. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And also holding that same servsafe cert....things ARE ALLOWED to be in the "danger zone" for 4 HOURS...that "danger zone" is ABOVE 40 and BELOW 140....room temp basically....and being frozen I bet if you temp checked that water it was still pretty darn cold - it acted like it's own little ice chest...don't worry...

    Of course, also for future reference, the preferred method of thawing is under refrigeration for 24 hours...blah blah blah...here's the crucial part: IT IS ALSO PERFECTLY OKAY TO THAW UNDER COLD RUNNING WATER and FAST too - I often take stuff out here at the house and let the cold water run while I feed the animals then come in to cook our dinner...just throwing that one out there for next time...

    DON'T WORRY AND GO COOK THAT BIRD [​IMG]
     
  8. Theo

    Theo Out Of The Brooder

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    I think we should have a permanent thread called "Would You Eat This?". I have read some very interesting and often hilarious threads on iffy eats. Road kill, freezer fossils, dumpster delights--I am interested because I was raised to believe that stuff would kill ya. A year ago I had never had home slaughtered meat. This summer, we ate a dog-killed rooster (on noodles--it was great!).
     
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  9. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dog killed rooster LMBO!!!!!
    i butcher everything my dog kills (on my "petside" for shes killed many mice and i wouldnt eat that")
    because i know how long its been dead.

    i have a duck [​IMG] 2 turkeys and a few chickensin the freezer that neighbors dogs have ripped appart [​IMG] and i have had to kill [​IMG]
    my husband is acually happy they got the duck and turkeys because i got attactched and i wouldnt do it if they were happy and healthy [​IMG]
     
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  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Freezer fossils! That cracks me up. I've eaten one or two of those in my day.
     

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