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If I cooked a vegetable creole with vegetable stock for about 4 hours then left it out at room temp for 5 hours - toss it or enjoy?

asked by Sue,Tommy 3 months ago

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Pegeen
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added 3 months ago

I would definitely not feed it to the very young or the old. I can't remember if you freeze it now, if that will kill off any bacteria that may have started growing. Anyone know?

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Lainie
added 3 months ago

I say reheat and enjoy.

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Marcia Caton Campbell
added 3 months ago

Toss (at least that's what my food safety manager training says).

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fuhsi
added 3 months ago

"When in doubt, throw it out."

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bookjunky
added 3 months ago

I’d eat it. But I know food safety experts say no.

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