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food safety question - lamb left out

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food safety question - lamb left out

aimee | Dec 7, 2005 02:55 PM

I browned lamb stew meat with onions and garlic,and spices. Added canned tomatoes and wine and dried fruit. I put the whole thing in my slow cooker to cook for 8 to 10 hours. When I returned home I realized that I had forgotten to turn it on and the lamb was sitting out lukewarm for the last 8 hours. I was heartbroken but I dumped the whole thing in the trash -I was just too afraid of giving someone (and myself) food poisoning. Did I overreact?

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