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Posted: 9/2/2004 6:05:07 PM EST
So how long is pizza good for when you leave it out. If I leave the left over pizza out for more than an hour she wants to throw it out. I feel over night is ok...have not died yet
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:05:36 PM EST
Overnight seems to be fine to me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:06:26 PM EST
+1


Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Overnight seems to be fine to me.

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:06:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:07:38 PM EST by firstelc]
From what I remember from Food Handlers class, 4 hours at temperatures less than 165 degrees and more than 40degrees. But if she wants to make a fresh one before that, whenever she wants.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:07:17 PM EST
Overnight is good if eaten by like lunch. I wouldn't venture must passed that.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:07:19 PM EST
Over night is fine. Think of it as natures way of cleaning you out.

To avoid any possibility of bacterial contamination, reheat it well.

You really should refrigerate your leftovers.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:11:30 PM EST
Overnight is fine. Just nuke it for about 15 seconds. I eat whatever I didn't finish the night before for breakfast. Haven't gotten sick yet.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:13:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:17:36 PM EST
leaving it out is no big deal yell i have left pizza out for 2 days and eaten it and not gotten sick it wont kill you.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:25:35 PM EST
I've gone up to two days, Friday night to Sunday morning when in college, with no ill effects.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:27:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By choad33:
So how long is pizza good for when you leave it out. If I leave the left over pizza out for more than an hour she wants to throw it out. I feel over night is ok...have not died yet



It's your wife. It's a pizza. Let her have this one.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:29:42 PM EST
Damn 1 hour! I have eaten three day old pizza without ill effect. Pizza is one of those magical foods that does not go bad.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:34:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
+1


Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Overnight seems to be fine to me.


Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:40:00 PM EST
Leave it out overnight.


I like cold pizza anyway.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:44:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:44:38 PM EST by yugosksfan]

Damn 1 hour! I have eaten three day old pizza without ill effect. Pizza is one of those magical foods that does not go bad

lol +1
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:45:02 PM EST
2 or 3 days. I ate some left out for 24 hours today.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:48:12 PM EST
Cold Pizza is the breakfast of champions
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:48:36 PM EST
Correct Answer. The unsafe temperature zone is <140F for hot foodsand >40F for cold foods. Food must be heated above 165 before serving but it is OK to hold it at 140F but no longer. When you get outside of this range bacteria grows to dangerous levels in 4 hours. Dangerous levels. Yes, I can eat pizza off of the coffee table the next day but you are taking a chance.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:49:34 PM EST
In the box on the table

4 hours

in a frig.

1 day

in airtight container on table

7 hours

in airtight container in frig.

2-3 days

always reheat
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:54:38 PM EST
I'd eat poontang that hadn't been washed in a week so what's the big deal about day old pizza?
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:56:04 PM EST
i put leftover pizza in the fridge in a baggie.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:57:49 PM EST
As long as you drink it down with something that's got alcohol in it to kill the bacteria you should be fine.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:58:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By crustaceous:
I'd eat poontang that hadn't been washed in a week so what's the big deal about day old pizza?

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:58:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By choad33:
So how long is pizza good for when you leave it out. If I leave the left over pizza out for more than an hour she wants to throw it out. I feel over night is ok...have not died yet



No longer than an hour or so then it goes to the dog!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:58:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By cnorton:
Damn 1 hour! I have eaten three day old pizza without ill effect. Pizza is one of those magical foods that does not go bad.



+1 Done that many times. Pizza tastes the best when reheated after a couple of days sitting at room temperature. I've never gotten sick.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:59:00 PM EST
If you ordered a 6 topping pizza and it starts looking like a 2 topping pizza you
might want to reevaluate.

GM
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:59:12 PM EST
If closed in it's box, which is a sealed disease barrier, up to 36 hours. If said closed pizza box is placed under a couch, to be utilized later, 72 hours.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:59:21 PM EST
Depends on what's on it, I suppose, but a sausage & pepperoni left in the box on the counter overnight (breakfast of champions - cold pizza and warm Coke) has, over the course of two decades, never harmed me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:00:43 PM EST
If you ordered a 6 topping pizza and it starts looking like a 2 topping pizza you
might want to reevaluate.

GM
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:01:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 7:02:09 PM EST by AR15]
I remember back in college my roomate and I had pizza on our table for two weeks. I got up one Sunday morning and ate it. I was good to go.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:02:43 PM EST
It was a little dry though!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:02:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:04:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 7:06:23 PM EST by MT_Pockets]
How the hell do you have left-over pizza....????

Evidentally you don't have kids????

+1 on the left out overnight, on the nightstand, window open, sleeping with your shoes on and wake up in the morning knock the top off a room temp beer and the day will turn out Grand!

No really. Get that thing in the refer as soon as it cools.

MT

*edit to add gross fact* I worked for a guy that left a turkey on the table after ThanksGiving and continued to make sandwiches off it until it was gone......
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:06:30 PM EST
I'll eat 2 day old pizza tomorrow and post if I get sick.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:08:25 PM EST
Pizza's like butter. It's pure fat and salt; nothing can grow in it; overnight is A-OK. Mmmmm....I'm hungry for pizza now, damnit.

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disclaimer: I'm a fizassist, not a buyolijist
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:10:51 PM EST
Point out to your wife that if leaving pizza out overnight and eating it was dangerous, entire generations of college students would be DEAD.
Besides, only REAL food spoils when you leave it out. What most chains sell as "Pizza" doesn't even have 'real' cheese on it. And the acid in tomato sauce ain't exactly a hospitable place for germs.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:13:51 PM EST
7 years.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:16:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:18:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I'll eat 2 day old pizza tomorrow and post if I get sick.




I love the scientific sprit!


Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:22:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I'll eat 2 day old pizza tomorrow and post if I get sick.




I love the scientific sprit!





Hey, Red Beard, weren't you just on Pre-ban.com? Man, you sure do jump around a lot.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:29:10 PM EST
Shit, if left out overnight killed a person, I'd have been worm-bait long ago!

Many a morning while I was stationed in Germany that a cold piece of pizza and a Pepsi was
breakfast. Just as Chrome1 said, it's the breakfast of champions!

Seriously though, I've left it out overnight, but usually I'm the one to put it in the fridge after we've
finished eating it. Many a leftover pizza has fallen into the "tomorrow's lunch" category, especially
as you can nuke it easily.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:35:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
i put leftover pizza in the fridge in a baggie.




+1. Ziploc is your friend.


Woody
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:41:48 PM EST

So how long is pizza good for when you leave it out. If I leave the left over pizza out for more than an hour she wants to throw it out. I feel over night is ok...have not died yet


It is good until it starts growing its own new toppings.

wganz

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:43:11 PM EST
Put hotsauce on it, hotsauce fixes anything wrong with food.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:49:40 PM EST
it's good until it crawls away on its own!!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:59:56 PM EST
Pizza is good all the way up until you put shoe laces on it and use it as leather. Just sprinkle it with water and put it in the microwave.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 8:07:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 8:08:24 PM EST by magnum_99]
Modern man's digestive tract must be incredilbly weak.

Imagine the near rancid food that was eaten regularly before refrigeration.

All of that smoking and pickling helped, but there is no doubt that most of us would literally die if we ate what people ate just 200 years ago.
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