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Defrosting Food Safely

Monday, July 19th, 2010  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Safety  /  Comments: more
Question: Is it safe to defrost food out of the refrigerator?   Answer: No—there are several safe ways to defrost meats, but leaving them out on the countertop can potentially make you sick.   Bacteria thrive at temperatures between 41 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit—the exact temperature of your kitchen. Leaving meat out for numerous hours to defrost gives bacteria the perfect environment to grow to such…

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