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#1 of 8 Old 11-17-2008, 08:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My beautiful 1.5-kg organic flank steak got left out on the counter all night. It was frozen solid at around 7 p.m., I think-so left out for about 12 hours. Dh says he wants to eat it. I say no way! And no way will dd be eating it. But how risky is it?

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I'd eat it (cooked - probably not raw). I quite often defrost meat at room temperature (because I forget to get it out of the freezer in time ).
Be a shame to waste it! :

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I'd eat it. Especially if it was cryovac-packed.
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I'd eat it (cooked - probably not raw). I quite often defrost meat at room temperature (because I forget to get it out of the freezer in time ).
Be a shame to waste it! :
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I defrost meat at room temp all the time.

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I would eat it too. How did it feel when you found it, was it totally room temp or did it still feel a little cold?

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So 12 hours at room temp is okay? It was just in butcher paper, but it was solidly frozen. What about 4 yo dd? Is that okay? I'm happy to hear this, mamas! I took it out of the fridge and then fell asleep with dd, forgetting all about it. I've got a really nice organic stir-fry mix to go with it. It was supposed to be a nice, special supper. Our immune systems are good and strong, so I think I'll go for it!
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That's how I would have defrosted it so I say it's just fine.
I no longer worry about bacteria in food I am preparing at home. Food in a reastaurant- totally different. That scares me!

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I'd eat it. Thats how we defrost meat around here - pull it out and let it sit on a counter or by the woodstove till its thawed, then into the fridge. As long as your not eating it raw you should be fine.

ETA: I'd feed it to your DD... my DS (20 months) would eat it, no probs!!
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