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Urgent! Food Safety Advice About My Turkey Needed

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Urgent! Food Safety Advice About My Turkey Needed

vliang | Nov 26, 2008 08:57 AM

I have a 8.5 lb Diestel turkey sitting in a huge pot covered in brine. When I put it in the brine last night, it was still frozen solid ( I couldn't get the neck piece out because it had freezed with the body). Therefore, I let it sit in the cold brine and covered in the pot over night. I was going to move to pot into the fridge this mornign before I left for work but I forgot to. Is my turkey ruined now and dangerous to eat? Or do you think it might be still somewhat frozen/cold enough to continue to use. I can go home around lunchtime to move it to the fridge. At that point it will have been in a pot of cold brine at room temp for about 12-14 hrs. BTW, I have no heat on in my home right now either if that makes a difference.
Help! Do I need to go buy a new turkey and start over???

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