Power Went Out During 40 Hour Cook

Hi Everyone! Really hope I can get some help here!

So I’m cooking a rump roast at 135° F for 40 hours. After cooking for a couple hours the power went our for around 2 hours.

I’m curious if this is still safe to eat after I finish the 40 hour cook?


Well, if the power was only off for 2 hours, and you immediately started cooking again once the power was back on, then you didn’t have the meat sitting in the “danger zone” for 4 hours. So unless you had left the meat un-refrigerated for more than a couple hours prior to putting it in the bath I’d think you’re fine!

I second Mirozen’s opinion unless the water temperature fell drastically.

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