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steak left out of fridge

A friend left a steak out of the refrigerator all night, probably about 12 hours. Throw away? (I told her, from experience, food poisoning = not pleasant).

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asked about 5 years ago

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William Widmaier
added about 5 years ago

Raw or cooked?
If it was left uncovered, I would toss it. But if the steak was covered the whole time, it should be fine. Also, if it was raw, just make sure that you cook it thoroughly.

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs

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added about 5 years ago

That's definitely well into the danger zone. Unless your friend enjoys well-done steak, I think she'd better toss it.

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ChefJune
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added about 5 years ago

I wouldn't chance it.

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creamtea
creamtea

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added about 5 years ago

Thanks, everyone.

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