I need your input/thoughts. Yesterday I bought 4 racks of ribs that I was going to smoke tomorrow. I put them in the garage refrigerator last night, one of my kids got a coke out and the door was left cracked open (about an inch) because of a plastic bag that got caught. I didn't realize it until this morning.
Are they toast? They were the vacuum packed kind and were still cool to the touch. I put them in the freezer to cool down but I'm trying to decide what to do, I'd hate to throw them out if I don't have to. I put a themometer in a water bottle that was in the fridge next to them and it read 50 degrees.