my oven broke and the turkey sat in the oven for 4 hrs without cooking...is it still safe to cook and eat ?

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Eric K. November 22, 2018
Hi Sandy, if the oven was completely cold, then the CDC doesn't recommend that you cook and eat it. Here's what they say: "When the turkey is left out at room temperature for more than two hours, its temperature becomes unsafe. Bacteria can grow rapidly in the “danger zone” between 40°F and 140°F." If you can get your hands on another turkey, you could always spatchcock it (which will cook much faster)? https://food52.com/recipes/19394-spatchcocked-roast-turkey
 
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