By MyRecipes
Updated February 27, 2014
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According to the USDA, it is absolutely safe to cook food on the low setting for 8 hours. The long cooking time and the steam it produces destroy bacteria. Just be sure to start with a clean pot, use thawed (not frozen!) foods, and leave the lid on throughout the cooking time.

Marge Perry

Feb, 2014