By Marge Perry
October 19, 2011

In a word: NO! It may seem to defy logic, because heat kills harmful food borne germs. But when left out, food can develop new kinds of more heat-resistant toxins. After food is left at room temperature for more than 2 hours, it should be discarded.

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Keep Your Tailgating Food Safe
Food Safety Tips for Grilling
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