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Turkey thawed in fridge 8 days...ok to use?

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Turkey thawed in fridge 8 days...ok to use?

shao57 | Nov 23, 2009 06:10 PM

First post. I apologize in advance if I screwed up. I did a search and didn't find anything like this on the boards, so here's my dilemna:

Bought 12.5lb turkey last Monday and put it in the fridge to use on Thursday for a "Pre-Thank" dinner. Dinner was canceled. Tomorrow will be its eighth day sitting in the front-bottom shelf of my fridge. Can I still use it for this Thursday? It is pre-basted and still in original plastic wrapping, but there is a small puncture hole where juices have leaked out. If y'all give me the majority vote, I'll brine it tonight for Thursday, or even better Wed.

Google search seems to tell me 3-4 days after thawing for 2-3 days. Not too specific, but it seems like I'd be pushing it at 7 days. Has anybody ever done the same?

If not, I'm going to throw it in a pot and make turkey soup. Not the first time I've used borderline meat for soups/stews!!

Thanks in advance!
shao57

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