No way. And LOL because that’s the kind of thing I will remember 15 minutes after I’m all comfy in my bed, and think: “Oh crap, is that chicken still sitting out?” then have to drag my tired butt downstairs to check and make sure it was put away.
No probs, fine by me. I really don't understand why people would chuck it. As long as it's cooked, it's fine by me.....ex survivor of Gillian Barrera sydrom, caught from campaflora.
I had food poisoning a couple years ago... actual, real, confirmed food poisoning, not just a sick tummy. I was very ill for three weeks, and it was closer to five weeks before I felt close to normal again. It was absolutely awful. I have since been very paranoid about making myself ill again, or even worse — my family. So paranoid that I even took everyone’s chicken away from them at dinner a few nights ago because I was suddenly overwhelmingly anxious that I hadn’t cooked it properly. I will usually eat almost anything and tend to be cavalier about “best before dates” but I confess I toss meat out all the time because I just can’t face the thought of shitting water for three weeks, ever again.
And honestly, I feel like my digestive system has never been quite the same since... I seem to be way more prone to stomach viruses and other problems than the rest of my family is. I did take probiotics, etc afterwards for quite some time.
Possibly if it was left in the car by accident, and it was below freezing during the night. Possibly. All the groceries are going to have to definitely feel very cold, and even then chicken would worry me. On a counter or table, that baby is gone. I will just remember what an ER co-pay would be and gladly buy a replacement.