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Am I going to die if we eat this?

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thekidsarealright Sat 22-Sep-12 17:18:54

We have meatballs last night that were made from previously frozen mince. I went to bed and forgot that I'd left the casserole dish (without its lid on) on the cooker top. I put them back in the fridge this morning - can we eat them tonight or will I poison us all?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Sep-12 17:21:35

I'd still eat them, as long as they were heated properly.

Imnotaslimjim Sat 22-Sep-12 17:26:30

Heat them through thoroughly and serve them. I've done worse and still eaten it!

mrsvilliers Sat 22-Sep-12 18:39:36

Yes I'd still eat the.

mrsvilliers Sat 22-Sep-12 18:39:59

Them, even!

Catsmamma Sat 22-Sep-12 18:41:03

make sure they are piping hot, and I'd definitely eat them!

Mydogsleepsonthebed Sat 22-Sep-12 18:42:54

I'd eat them. but like everyone else heat them really really well first.

pumpkinsweetie Sat 22-Sep-12 18:46:47

Cook it for ages till its piping hot & you will be finesmile

MarjorieAntrobus Sat 22-Sep-12 18:48:23

They'll be fine, she says blithely! People didn't use to have fridges. Heat them through really well.

thekidsarealright Sat 22-Sep-12 19:03:06

Thanks All! Have added more passata and am boiling as we speak!

MoreBeta Sat 22-Sep-12 19:06:51

Sorry but no. That breaks every food hygiene rule in the book.

Open lid pans left out in a warm kitchen all night. No way. If that happened in a restaurant you would be shut down by inspectors.

frasersmummy Sat 22-Sep-12 19:09:10

bacteria cant survive if you cook them properly..

Teapot13 Sat 22-Sep-12 21:37:49

I do this sort of thing all the time -- this wouldn't even be an accident in my kitchen. (Agree you need to thoroughly reheat, and I'm assuming they were thoroughly cooked before.)

Japple Sat 22-Sep-12 21:56:00

In our country,re-heating and eating bacterially-challenged food...is not an
"option".Toss the whole mess out.People die from food poisoning every day
all over the world.Jill.

thekidsarealright Sun 23-Sep-12 07:25:47

We lived! Luckily didn't see the last few comments until this morning...blush

WillSingForCake Sun 23-Sep-12 09:25:32

You'll be fine - its pretty cold at night at the moment, so the kitchen wouldn't have been warm (am assuming you live in the UK, not Mauritius grin)

MarjorieAntrobus Sun 23-Sep-12 10:18:11

Good news, OP! grin

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