I just recently annoyed my housemates because I got alarmed about one of them leaving an unwrapped frozen pizza with meat toppings to thaw while the oven was preheating, despite its packaging clearly stating that it was important to not do that
and to cook the pizza from frozen. I don't think it had been left out for more than 6-7 minutes. When I picked it up to put it in the oven, the edges of the crust had gotten soft enough to move around, but like, not more than half a centimeter (at most!) was soft.
Yes, the pizza was being prepared for all three of us.
I got alarmed because I had previously been informed, probably from some resource on the Internet, that leaving frozen pizzas with meat toppings out to thaw before cooking increased the risk of getting food poisoning. I'm having a difficult time finding anything official enough about frozen pizza, though. This is the pizza in question.
Now, are they being irresponsible, or am I overreacting? And if they are, do you have any resources I could share with them to convince them?
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