I bought a 20.04 # turkey on Sat. 11-14-15 & put it in the refrig to thaw, it is thawed. Is it still safe to cook & eat for Thanksgiving?

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  • November 25, 2015


Nancy November 25, 2015
Even by Amanda calculation, this has been thawed and uncooked for about 6 days.
I would be wary of using it for food safety reasons.
Amanda S. November 25, 2015
Smell it! If it smells fine, cook it well. If it smells rancid at all, don't eat it; in that case your best bet is to pick up a new one or just roast a chicken.

A 20-pounder would take about 4 to 5 days to thaw in the fridge (but maybe more or less—every fridge is different!), so it's been raw in the fridge for about that long. The smell-test is your best!
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