Here's the deal. I bought 6 racks of ribs to cook this Sunday . It has been blistering hot here all week. i had 2 racks already in the freezer frozen solid. July 3rd I brought home 4 more frozen racks. (these are all cryo vac wrapped).
I needed the freezer space so I put all the frozen racks in the reefer figuring they'd just thaw slowly and be ok for Sunday (the 7th) ...long story short I get up on the 5th of July and the fridge is at 50 degrees. I have no idea exactly how long it was like that but the ribs are pretty well thawed....maybe icy in the middle but not still frozen. I pushed the temp up and gradually got the temp back to about 38-40 where it has stayed since. Bought a new reefer yesterday ( Friday) but can't get it til Sunday . Last night at 11 I put a bunch of stuff in the next door neighbors reefer and those ribs went in her freezer. I can't say the meat was ever really hot hot like room temp even , but I am concerned about serving that meat to anyone. Sweetie says we should just open the pkgs and smell if ok and cook it. What do you all think?
thanks in advance for your help.