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Are you likely to get food poisoning from food covered with plastic and left out at room temp for 6 hours?

asked by XXX-XXX-6621 over 6 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 6 years ago

That's definitely playing with fire. The current thinking is to cover and refrigerate right away.

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added over 6 years ago

Is it hot food? Cold food? I think a lot depends on what the food is and what temperature differences you're dealing with.