Can I eat it #32345
April 15, 2018 5:00 AM   Subscribe

Took a bag of spinach out of the freezer to defrost in preparation for using it in quiche. It was left on the counter overnight. When I woke I put it in the fridge. Is it usable?

I got sick and didn't get a chance to put it in the fridge. It was out at room temperature slowly defrosting all night. Moved to the fridge at 6:30am. I am only planning to use it in a quiche which will obviously be heated. Can we eat it?
posted by crunchy potato to Food & Drink (9 answers total)
I would use that in a quiche with zero hesitation!
posted by humph at 5:05 AM on April 15, 2018 [4 favorites]

I would eat this.
posted by Karaage at 5:09 AM on April 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

Yep. Eat it.
posted by coppermoss at 5:10 AM on April 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Totes useable for quiche, just don’t refreeze the spinach.
posted by lydhre at 6:11 AM on April 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Would and have done this with zero ill effects.
posted by corb at 7:29 AM on April 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Just do not re-freeze. it is fine to eat. Use it soon.
posted by mermayd at 9:18 AM on April 15, 2018

To add a bit of color: many grocery stores display spinach in unrefrigerated cases all day long. Often, it gets moved into refrigerated storage overnight, but that's to improve shelf life, not to reduce foodborne illness.
posted by d. z. wang at 10:29 AM on April 15, 2018

Admittedly I'll eat most borderline things, but I wouldn't begin to have a second thought there unless someone had some serious slamdunk science against.

This is not legal advice and I am not a medical professional nor your meals-on-wheels lady.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 6:17 PM on April 15, 2018

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