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Is it ok to eat cheese that has been in insulated bag for 8 hours?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends on type of…

…cheese: unpasteurized ones (goat cheeses, feta, blue, brie, emmentaler, comté, gryere, etc) although required by fda to be aged at least 60 days so acids & salts & ageing process may naturally prevent harmful bacteria from growing.
Such cheeses may still present health hazard if not properly cared for. Pasteurized cheese should not present a problem. If in doubt, don't eat it.

In brief: Depends on type of…

…cheese: unpasteurized ones (goat cheeses, feta, blue, brie, emmentaler, comté, gryere, etc) although required by fda to be aged at least 60 days so acids & salts & ageing process may naturally prevent harmful bacteria from growing.
Such cheeses may still present health hazard if not properly cared for. Pasteurized cheese should not present a problem. If in doubt, don't eat it.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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