food  safety


Question by  SaraL (2)

I left individually wrapped American cheese slices out on the counter for 12 hours. Are they safe to eat?

I put them in the fridge when I found them on the counter.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

That all depends on the temperature of your kitchen - if you're in a hotter region (70+ degrees F right now,say) the answer is definitely no. If you're in a temperate region, the answer is "Probably not". If the kitchen was cold enough to see your breath, they're fine. Smell them and see, if in doubt - dump them.


Answer by  CC63 (406)

I would absolutely NOT eat anything that was left out on the counter that may spoil, which definitely includes Kraft cheese. Cheese of any kind spoils quickly, especially if it is just left out on the counter for several hours. I would throw it away immediately before you are even tempted to eat it!

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