|Eat or Toss?
||[Aug. 20th, 2016|11:05 am]
Food Safety For the Cheap and Adventurous
Long time listener first time caller here. So last week on Sunday I prepared what was going to be an excellent meal - 5+ lb. of pork loin with mixed vegetables, seasoned just the way I like it. Tossed it in the oven for 3 hours, and came back to find the meat hadn't changed color. Apparently my oven needs repairs. So I called my landlord and was told that they couldn't send someone to fix it until Thursday.
Well, Thu came and went and they blew me off. And the meal has been sitting in fridge all week. Now I've been told by friends that meat, even after cooking, is only safe to eat after sitting in the fridge for three days tops, but I've eaten left overs of meals I've cooked for as long as two weeks with no ill effects, and cold cuts that have sat in the fridge for longer (and left overs from this meal were supposed to feed me for at least a week).
I have reason to think that they'll really fix the oven next Thursday, but will that be too late? Should I toss this meal I made myself, or is there a chance that I'll be able to cook it up and eat it safely toward the end of next week?