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Joanagainnaturally Sun 29-Sep-19 16:27:43

on my own this weekend and not feeling great, stopped in M&S yesterday and picked up 2 ready meals (vacuum sealed). When I got home I collapsed in bed sick and didn’t put them in the fridge. So they’re out at room temperature for over 12 hours. I’m guessing I need to bin these? Not feeling up to cooking anything, but don’t want to make myself any sicker by chancing them.

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dementedpixie Sun 29-Sep-19 16:29:20

I would risk it with only 12 hours. Cook until piping hot

Joanagainnaturally Sun 29-Sep-19 16:36:22

Thanks, I am tempted to!

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Mrsmememe Sun 29-Sep-19 16:37:54

Depends what they contain. If it’s poultry or pork I wouldn’t risk it, if it’s vegetarian or beef based you’ll be fine just make sure it’s piping hot when you reheat.
Also be wary if it contains rice.

MustardScreams Sun 29-Sep-19 16:40:16

I wouldn’t eat them if they are rice based. But apart from that make sure they’re piping hot and they’ll be fine.

Joanagainnaturally Sun 29-Sep-19 16:43:50

Thanks, they contain pasta and tomato sauce. One in vegetarian and one contains chicken. Was thinking of binning the chicken and eating.

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dementedpixie Sun 29-Sep-19 16:45:14

If the chicken is already pre cooked then I wouldn't bin it.

noenergy Sun 29-Sep-19 16:45:50

I would warm it up and see what it smells like. Also the chicken would have been precooked not raw so should be ok

Joanagainnaturally Sun 29-Sep-19 16:51:58

Ok thanks all you have put my mind at rest. I’ll chance one. I’ll report back in a couple of days if I get sickgrin

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Grammar Sun 29-Sep-19 16:56:55

Definitely eat, 12, vacuum packed, both, will be fine, cook well until piping hot as others have said.
What a waste if you bin one or both, they'll be fine, then if you haven't got an appetite freeze one.

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