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We do frozen pizza because that dinner critical night. Unfortunately, us then settled down because that a long winter"s nap and also forgot to put the leftover pizza and also a bottle of ranch dressing away in the fridge. Both sat on the respond to overnight. Mine husband put both in the refrigerator this morning and also thinks "they"ll be fine." ns think not. Who is right?


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Oh, boy. This sounds choose an interesting conversation an initial thing in the morning.

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I speak to a ranch dressing manufacturer and their recommendation was the if the dressing was out less than 24 hours, it must be fine. Commercial salad dressings are extremely acidified, i beg your pardon would prevent or significantly slow bacterial growth. You might see some readjust in texture.

The pizza is an additional story and also more an overwhelming to offer a definite answer.

There are numerous variables. Protein (meats and cheeses) support bacterial growth. The bacteria and also toxins are not constantly destroyed through reheating. Our rule of ignorance is that perishable food no be at room temperature more than 3-4 hours.

We would recommend the the pizza be discarded.


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