To ask if I have given us food poisoning!

(18 Posts)
Cazm2 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:25:42

Used slow cooker for first time today , sausage casserole used half fat sausages ( browned first)on high heat for 7 hours packet mix said 8 but I looked and tried one as sauce was getting claggy they were piping hot and cooked. Put slow cooker on warm for approx an hour till DH came home. Finished eating mine DH remarks sausage looks pink in middle, I can't see this but under intense light there were tiny pinky bits! He is anal about food poisoning I am 27 weeks pregnant and petrified I have given us food poisoning!! However logic says they were piping hot bubbling prior to me turning to warm surely they are fine??

Janeymoo50 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:28:53

They were cooked for sure, it was probably the sausage itself.

FanjofortheMammaries Fri 08-Jan-16 20:29:23

I think 8 hours would be for low heat surely..I think that sounds fine.

shinynewusername Fri 08-Jan-16 20:31:20

Don't worry - 8 hours on high will have nuked all known germs!

shinynewusername Fri 08-Jan-16 20:31:49

..7, I mean!

Cazm2 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:32:56

Oh my god lol just realised I meant 7 hours on low! Written high 😱 Surely as they were bubbling and piping hot I have killed nastiest

FanjofortheMammaries Fri 08-Jan-16 20:35:11

Even 7 on low sounds ok

shinynewusername Fri 08-Jan-16 20:36:56

Agree - stuff is boiling after a couple of hours. Slow cookers are much safer than microwaves. Don't worry, OP.

jevoudrais Fri 08-Jan-16 20:39:21

Why don't you buy a digital temperature probe? Less than £15 for constant reassurance.

Cazm2 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:43:03

Thanks I may do never had one before! I just assumed as slow cooker bubbling for hours they were cooked through!

ShowOfHands Fri 08-Jan-16 20:46:48

They were cooked. Please don't panic.

I'm like your DH and believe me, you can spot microscopic pink bits in a cremated sausage. Actual undercooked sausages are obvious.

littlemermaid80 Fri 08-Jan-16 21:12:19

7 hours on low is fine. We regularly eat sausages that may be slightly pink, never been ill

velocitykate Fri 08-Jan-16 22:13:11

4 hours on high, or 8 hours on low is enough to cook an entire chicken. I would think sausages (which are much smaller) would be properly cooked within a couple of hours - particularly as you had browned them first.

And this from someone who is also paranoid about food poisoning.

blueturtle6 Sat 09-Jan-16 07:34:09

What flavour sausages, Toulouse often has pink bits in due to pieces of bacon.

rainbowunicorn Sat 09-Jan-16 10:48:57

The sausages were most likely almost cooked before you put them in the slowcooker if you browned them first.

MamaLazarou Sat 09-Jan-16 10:51:17

They would be absolutely fine. Some bits of meat are just pink. Think of chicken drumsticks, they are always pinkish right beside the bone, however long you cook them for.

Silvercatowner Sat 09-Jan-16 10:52:28

The pink bits are pink bits, not uncooked sausage. Bits of red pepper, probably. 7 hours in a slow cooker will nuke anything!!!

DamedifYouDo Sat 09-Jan-16 13:04:23

They would have been cooked! If you are that worried about undercooking meat buy yourself a probe, they are only a few pounds on ebay and would give you peace of mind!!! www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Digital-probe-thermometer-food-cooking-bbq-meat-steak-turkey-wine-kitchen-L5-/321954097968?var=&hash=item4af5f5ab30:m:mQbeTshqYUyWKS07on8vHxw

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