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Will this food be edible?

Asked by kidkosmik (452points) March 17th, 2010

I forgot my lunch at home. :-( I left two pieces of seasoned chicken breast and a baked potato inside a Tupperware on my dining room table. This was at 8AM, will it be edible when I get home at 5/5:30?

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tedibear's avatar

Not unless you want to get really sick. Sorry.

kidkosmik's avatar

I was thinking that too. Oh well..

bob_'s avatar

Mmm… breast…

I mean, no, I don’t think so. I wouldn’t risk it.

gemiwing's avatar

I think it would depend on how warm your house is and what not. I wouldn’t because I’ve found things left in tupperware/plastic tend to spoil quicker when left out.

Then again- if you like living dangerously and by the seat of your pants (heh heh) then go for it.

I would chalk it up as a loss, though.

deni's avatar

I’d eat it…’s not like its in a hot area or in direct sunlight or something. And 8 or 9 hours is not an extremely long amount of time. Eat it, eat it, eat it!

JeffVader's avatar

Well, I think I’d give it the ol sniff test before I gobbled it down!

tedibear's avatar

If it’s over 42 degrees in your living room, don’t eat it.

deni's avatar

I left buffalo chicken wings out for 2 days straight and then ate them for breakfast….no harm done

tedibear's avatar

@deni – You got very lucky. I will say that I’m glad you didn’t get sick – I like you!

deni's avatar

@tedibear39 hahahah aaaawwwwwww thank you internet lovin right back at ya :)

YoH's avatar

Refigerated and then not refrigerated for 8 hrs,anything poultry, is a No No in my book.

bellusfemina's avatar

Meat stays good at room temperature for 24 hours.

kidkosmik's avatar

Temp in the dining/living area is in the high 50’s during the day. I’d rather be safe than sorry.

@deni That’s scary.

janbb's avatar

If it’s cooked food, it will be fine. I’ve left casseroles on the counter overnight and they’ve gone on to lead productive lives in my stomach.

downtide's avatar

Nine hours at room temperature for chicken? Not a chance. (says the guy who has a Food Safety & Hygeine certificate).

tedibear's avatar

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