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We made frozen pizza because that dinner critical night. Unfortunately, us then settled down because that a long winter\"s nap and also forgot to placed the leftover pizza and also a bottle of ranch dressing far in the fridge. Both sat on the counter overnight. Mine husband placed both in the fridge this morning and thinks \"they\"ll be fine.\" i think not. That is right?


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Oh, boy. This sounds like an exciting conversation first thing in the morning.

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I spoke to a ranch dressing manufacturer and their reference was the if the dressing was out less than 24 hours, it should be fine. Advertising salad dressings are extremely acidified, i m sorry would protect against or greatly slow bacterial growth. You may see some adjust in texture.

The pizza is an additional story and more challenging to provide a definite answer.

There are plenty of variables. Protein (meats and cheeses) support bacterial growth. The bacteria and also toxins room not constantly destroyed by reheating. Our ascendancy of thumb is that perishable food not be at room temperature much more than 3-4 hours.

We would certainly recommend the the pizza be discarded.


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