Unrefrigerated chicken - would you?

Unrefrigerated chicken - would you?

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Venisonpie

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457 posts

30 months

Monday 18th November
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Had a bevy too many on Saturday night and didn't close the fridge door properly. I've got some raw chicken breast in there that was due to be cooked for dinner tonight. I reckon the door was open for 7 hrs.
Would you?
Only me eating it so no other potential victims.

Melman Giraffe

6,205 posts

166 months

Monday 18th November
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Sniff test - Smells ok then its ok

RobbieTheTruth

124 posts

67 months

Monday 18th November
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Personally no.

My attitude is generally, if you're going to be a bit paranoid, you're not going to enjoy it. For the sake of a few quid, I'd just get a fresh pack.

If that's not an option, then I'd imagine if it still smells fresh it would be ok.

CAPP0

15,535 posts

151 months

Monday 18th November
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Go and read the campylobacter thread in the Health section - then bin the chicken!

meridian

184 posts

231 months

Monday 18th November
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Still partially refrigerated for 7 hours. I can only speak for myself, but I wouldn't think twice. Just eat it......

talksthetorque

6,691 posts

83 months

Monday 18th November
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I’d give it a go.
You’ll either be fine or lose a bit of weight.
Win win.

Riley Blue

15,480 posts

174 months

Monday 18th November
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Chicken on sale in supermarkets (I'm thinking Sainsburys in particular) is kept on open chilled shelves rather than in closed refrigerators. Do many die as a result?

21TonyK

6,241 posts

157 months

Monday 18th November
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OP? what did you do?

Venisonpie

Original Poster:

457 posts

30 months

Monday 18th November
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Bottled it. Bought a fresh batch. Don't need a day of the trots.

FredericRobinson

1,849 posts

180 months

Monday 18th November
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Riley Blue said:
Chicken on sale in supermarkets (I'm thinking Sainsburys in particular) is kept on open chilled shelves rather than in closed refrigerators. Do many die as a result?
No, because the open chillers are still chillers

ReaperCushions

3,820 posts

132 months

Monday 18th November
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Venisonpie said:
Bottled it. Bought a fresh batch. Don't need a day of the trots.
More like 2 weeks if you really get it.... Good call. I'd have done the same. Life is too short to spend it on the bog for the sake of saving a few quid.

Riley Blue

15,480 posts

174 months

Tuesday 19th November
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FredericRobinson said:
Riley Blue said:
Chicken on sale in supermarkets (I'm thinking Sainsburys in particular) is kept on open chilled shelves rather than in closed refrigerators. Do many die as a result?
No, because the open chillers are still chillers
Much like a domestic fridge, the door of which wasn't closed properly (I'm assuming this means closed but not latched, the OP doesn't say).

Venisonpie

Original Poster:

457 posts

30 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Riley Blue said:
FredericRobinson said:
Riley Blue said:
Chicken on sale in supermarkets (I'm thinking Sainsburys in particular) is kept on open chilled shelves rather than in closed refrigerators. Do many die as a result?
No, because the open chillers are still chillers
Much like a domestic fridge, the door of which wasn't closed properly (I'm assuming this means closed but not latched, the OP doesn't say).
It was ajar by about 2 inches - propped open by a bottle of champagne oddly (not as poncey middle class as it sounds -it's the only one and been there for a while).

HTP99

15,291 posts

88 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Venisonpie said:
Riley Blue said:
FredericRobinson said:
Riley Blue said:
Chicken on sale in supermarkets (I'm thinking Sainsburys in particular) is kept on open chilled shelves rather than in closed refrigerators. Do many die as a result?
No, because the open chillers are still chillers
Much like a domestic fridge, the door of which wasn't closed properly (I'm assuming this means closed but not latched, the OP doesn't say).
It was ajar by about 2 inches - propped open by a bottle of champagne oddly (not as poncey middle class as it sounds -it's the only one and been there for a while).
It would have been fine, the fridge would have been going overtime to keep itself cool what with the door being open a bit, anyway too late now.

hotchy

1,174 posts

74 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I'd have ate it even if youd left it on the worktop above a radiator, aslong as it passes the sniff test.

jesusbuiltmycar

3,688 posts

202 months

Tuesday 19th November
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CAPP0 said:
Go and read the campylobacter thread in the Health section - then bin the chicken!
This. campylobacterfrom chicken nearly killed my mother.

CAPP0

15,535 posts

151 months

Tuesday 19th November
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jesusbuiltmycar said:
CAPP0 said:
Go and read the campylobacter thread in the Health section - then bin the chicken!
This. campylobacterfrom chicken nearly killed my mother.
And me.

talksthetorque

6,691 posts

83 months

Tuesday 19th November
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CAPP0 said:
jesusbuiltmycar said:
CAPP0 said:
Go and read the campylobacter thread in the Health section - then bin the chicken!
This. campylobacterfrom chicken nearly killed my mother.
And me.
Capp0. If you don’t want to get done for attempted murder I’d delete your confession about jbmc’s mum fairly quickly if I was you.

CAPP0

15,535 posts

151 months

Tuesday 19th November
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talksthetorque said:
CAPP0 said:
jesusbuiltmycar said:
CAPP0 said:
Go and read the campylobacter thread in the Health section - then bin the chicken!
This. campylobacterfrom chicken nearly killed my mother.
And me.
Capp0. If you don’t want to get done for attempted murder I’d delete your confession about jbmc’s mum fairly quickly if I was you.
biggrin

Trust me, nobody wants to experience campylobacter.

Pothole

27,788 posts

230 months

Tuesday 19th November
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What a waste of perfectly good food.