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deliverdaniel Mon 15-Aug-16 09:51:53

I'm fully aware that I am a bit weird and phobic about food/ food safety issues for various reasons, so would like a perspective on this from a 'normal' person.

Would you eat a rotisserie chicken that had been bought at 9am, (warm) then wheeled around London in a wheelie type suitcase all day to eat at say, 3pm? The idea fills me with horror, but I can't work out if this this a normal response or just my weird food issues talking. Thank you!

TheEmmaDilemma Mon 15-Aug-16 10:02:26

I wouldn't been keen, no.

acasualobserver Mon 15-Aug-16 10:07:44

I'm intrigued to know the circumstances that led to a cooked chicken being placed in someone's luggage and left there for six hours. However, to answer your question, if I knew that's how the chicken had been 'stored' then I would find it rather off putting.

accidentalpirate Mon 15-Aug-16 10:09:16

Hmmm a toughie. If it was in a sandwich would you feel any different?

DramaAlpaca Mon 15-Aug-16 10:12:12

I don't have any food issues, but I wouldn't be eating that chicken.

Hassled Mon 15-Aug-16 10:13:02

No - I'd imagine chicken starting from warm and staying at warm for 6 hours would be a case of D&V waiting to happen. That's not based on scientific knowledge, just a gut instinct (wanting to preserve my guts).

But why would you wheel a rotisserie chicken in a suitcase around London for 6 hours? That's a sitcom sub-plot right there.

MiddleClassProblem Mon 15-Aug-16 10:13:43

Is this a pre planned lunch when traveling? Is it part of a picnic?

SpaceDinosaur Mon 15-Aug-16 10:18:16

Why is the chicken going on a London tour? Is it getting pics with the touristy sights?!

Also. Hell no I would not eat a 6hr "warm" chicken

LottieDoubtie Mon 15-Aug-16 10:20:42

Nope It's the fact it was warm when it went into the suitcase that has most put me off.

MarkRuffaloCrumble Mon 15-Aug-16 10:24:39

No. I would eat a pre cooked cold chicken if it had been out of the fridge for a few hours, but not a lukewarm one. Sounds like a recipe for disaster!

However, I've never had food poisoning despite not having separate chopping boards, reheating takeaway (even - shock horror - rice!) and having a fairly relaxed attitude to sell by dates.

RuskBaby Mon 15-Aug-16 10:26:51

Not a chance!

deliverdaniel Mon 15-Aug-16 10:38:59

oh thanks so much! this is making me feel much better. Long story, but it was a friend meeting us from the airport- had bought chicken before she left, then ended up getting delayed etc. She was bringing it as a dinner for us to have in the flat we were staying in as a kind gesture. So I felt so guilty not wanting to eat it when she had made all that effort to do a kind thing. But so glad it's not just me that finds that yeuch. thank you!!

MiddleClassProblem Mon 15-Aug-16 10:47:04

Do they not have shops near the flat? What an odd idea even without the delay. I'm guessing she wasn't flying. Did she have ice packs in with it?

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