How long can you let raw eggs sit out before they go bad?

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  1. imported_Tomato

    imported_Tomato Diamond Member

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    I went grocery shopping at Costco today and didn't have time to go home and put everything in the fridge. Right now, there's a baked chicken, 24 raw eggs in a carton, and a "turkey wrap" with strawberry cream cheese sitting in the trunk of my car, and they'll probably stay in there for a good 4 hours before I have a chance to put them in my fridge.

    How long do I have before everything goes bad and I have to throw it out?
     
  2. Kalvin00

    Kalvin00 Lifer

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    Baked chicken-chuck it-2 hours room temperature MAX
    Raw eggs-likely bad
    Turkey wrap-Maybe ok
     
  3. TechnoKid

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    The following foods are primary culprits in food poisoning and should be discarded if left over 2 hours above 40°F.

    Casseroles, stews or soups
    Doughs (refrigerator and cookie)
    Eggs (fresh, egg substitutes)
    Gravies
    Lunch meats
    Mayonnaise and Tartar sauce
    Meat, (raw or cooked), poultry & seafood
    Milk/ cream, yogurt, soft-cheese
    Pasta (cooked pasta, pasta salads)
    Pastries (cream-filled)
    Pies (custard, chiffon or cheese)
    Pizza, (meat-topped)

    taken from Text
     
  4. djheater

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    The eggs will be fine... They're eggs.

    Is it a super hot day?... I'd say it's more likely the turkey wrap will go bad than anything else... Even the chicken will liekly be OK.....
     
  5. djheater

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    I don't think that's in the shell... They come out of a chicken and are sat on for a long time before they ever get to your mouth and they're still fine...
     
  6. Mo0o

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    probably should have chose(n)sp? a better time to go shopping
     
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    ElFenix Super Moderator and Elite Member
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    eggs aren't refrigerated in england and they don't seem to have a problem with it.
     
  8. T2T III

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    But the English don't brush their teeth, so they have other issues. :Q

     
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    lol
     
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    From personal experience I have not found any of that to be true.
     
  12. brigden

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    Eggs kept at room temperature deteriorate as much in a day as they would in a week under refrigeration. A fresh egg will sink in water while an older egg will float.
     
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    imported_Tomato Diamond Member

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    I spoke with my coworker, who thinks they'll be okay because it's pretty cool out right now. Might have to toss the chicken, though.
     
  15. Slappy00

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    E.Coli have a avg doubling time of 40min...

    EDIT: And grow best at 37C (98.6F)

     
  16. white

    white Senior member

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    one thousand years. that's why they're called thousand year eggs, right? j/k