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how long can raw ground beef be left out

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andrewg341

Asked by andrewg341 at 12:54 AM on Jan. 7, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Left out where? In the fridge? On the counter? In a hot car? Was the beef ever frozen?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:58 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • It all depends. ^^^^^like Ballad said.
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 4:41 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Was it frozen first?
    This is what I just read "if it is no longer *very* cold to the touch, it's probably lethal. Raw ground beef should never, ever be thawed at room temperature. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. To help speed things up, remove any styrofoam packaging and transfer meat to a ziplock bag or another air tight container."
    madmueller

    Answer by madmueller at 10:27 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Not long. You should defrost in the fridge. Most meat should not be left out longer than 2 hours cooked. Decomposition. It is a dead animal. 

    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 10:05 AM on Jan. 8, 2013

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