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Refrigerator door left open... Help!

Raedia | Jul 21, 2005 12:03 PM

Last night, in my rush to get to bed, I accidentally left the fridge door open about 3 inches. I didn't discover this until 7 hours later, unfortunately!
So my question is: what do I need to chuck, and what's probably still okay? I already tossed the egg substitute, but the milk was towards the back and still seemed fairly cold, and isn't smelly, so I kept it. Other questionable items are:

yogurt - was in the fridge door, basically room temp when I found it
soft & hard cheeses
cream cheese
chicken sausage (kept in the back)
fruits & veggies
jams, jellies, salad dressings (vinaigrettes mostly)
opened canned beans
grated parmesan in the green box (i know, i know)

Can I adopt the "wait and see" approach, or is that just the "wait and get food poisoning" approach? Any advice is appreciated - I feel like such a dunce!

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