It is safe to cook turkey thawed in cold water then put back in the fridge

Thawed yesterday in cold water changed the water and flipped it every 30 minutes for 4 hours then put it in the fridge to be cooked in a slow cooker today..is it safe to do so. It is an 8 lb. Bone in breast

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Erin A. November 21, 2018
Hi, Caryn! Unfortunately according to the USDA, you should cook the turkey immediately after it is thawed when using the cold water method. You can scroll down this link for more info: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/poultry-preparation/turkey-basics-safe-thawing/CT_Index. I hope that helps and have a happy Thanksgiving!
 
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