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26-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Thawing the turkey
My husband bought our turkey a little over two weeks ago and put it in the meat area on the bottom of our fridge. So it's been thawing all this time. It's about a 20 lb bird and blood has leaked from the packaging as it has thawed. Geez, it seems like that's a long time to thaw a turkey. Do you guys think it's still ok to eat? My husband always cooks the turkey and say's it's fine but I'm worried. How long do you guys usually thaw a turkey?

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26-11-2014, 01:52 PM
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That basically means the surface of your Turkey has been thawed for the last two weeks, and the surface is where all the bacteria grow. Granted, cooking kills most of it, but I dunno....would you eat a chicken breast that's been thawed for two weeks? I wouldn't.

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26-11-2014, 02:01 PM
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"Thawing the turkey"

Is it just me, or does that phrase sound suggestive somehow ?
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26-11-2014, 02:06 PM
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(26-11-2014 02:01 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  "Thawing the turkey"

Is it just me, or does that phrase sound suggestive somehow ?
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26-11-2014, 02:07 PM
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(26-11-2014 02:01 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  "Thawing the turkey"

Is it just me, or does that phrase sound suggestive somehow ?
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26-11-2014, 02:26 PM
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(26-11-2014 01:52 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  That basically means the surface of your Turkey has been thawed for the last two weeks, and the surface is where all the bacteria grow. Granted, cooking kills most of it, but I dunno....would you eat a chicken breast that's been thawed for two weeks? I wouldn't.

If it has been refrigerated then yes it is fine.

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26-11-2014, 02:28 PM
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(26-11-2014 02:26 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(26-11-2014 01:52 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  That basically means the surface of your Turkey has been thawed for the last two weeks, and the surface is where all the bacteria grow. Granted, cooking kills most of it, but I dunno....would you eat a chicken breast that's been thawed for two weeks? I wouldn't.

If it has been refrigerated then yes it is fine.

Yeah, it's fine. I would rinse it thoroughly under cold running water, but I always do that regardless.

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26-11-2014, 02:30 PM
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Really? I mean, what do I know? But that just seems like a really long time for poultry to me.

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26-11-2014, 03:10 PM
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I wouldn't eat it - that scares the stuffing out of me (see what I did there?).

But maybe that's just me. My 15 pound bird has been in the fridge since Sunday night.

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26-11-2014, 03:28 PM
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(26-11-2014 02:30 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Really? I mean, what do I know? But that just seems like a really long time for poultry to me.

No, it's fine really and letting it thaw under refrigeration is the safest way since it never goes up into the 40*-140* bacterial danger zone.

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