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Is chicken left for 4 hours in a 38 degree environment okay to eat?

Our power went out at home, so I took all of our chicken products and out them outside where it’s about 38 degrees today. Would they be okay to consume still? 

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  • 1 month ago

    yes, frig is about 40 degrees

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    38 Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin ?

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. In order to multiply and transmit foodborne illness, a potentially hazardous food has to reach a room temperature between 40 & 140 degrees to start multiplying, and tossed out four hours afterward if it’s remained in the “danger zone”.

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  • 2 months ago

    if that is 38 degrees Farenheit you are good.

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You didn't need to do that. Had you left your refrigerator and freezer closed, they would have maintained temperature for several hours. 38 degrees and in a cooler is different than 38 degrees and in the sun. Next time that happens, leave your refrigerator closed. If the power is off less than 8 hours, most things will stay frozen in the freezer, and most things in the fridge will be fine. The most perishable thing in your frig is milk.

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Really depends if the temperature is in C or F. This is a WORLD wide web......F - you are fine, C - you are screwed.

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  • 2 months ago

    The chicken is fine. 

    Temp for a refrigerator is usually around 40 degrees give or take a few.

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  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I think so..................................

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  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, they would be fine. Average temp range of a refrigerator is 34 - 40°F. Your post is more suited to Food & Drink>Other-Food & Drink though, instead of Diet & Fitness. 

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