I cooked several pounds of beef brisket in my teflon-coated roasting pan at 350 degrees for 3 hours. When it was done and I was removing the meat, I noticed flaking of the teflon, which is now in the food. Is it safe to serve or do I need to toss the whole roast and pan?
Sent by Fran
Editor: According to Telfon, flakes of Teflon coating are safe if consumed:
With this said, I think some of this comes down to your personal comfort level and that of your guests. I completely understand the reluctance to throw away a big roast! Regardless of what you do with this roast, I recommend looking into getting a new pan.
Readers, what do you think?
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