The timing of this thread is impeccable. I just got a friendly reaming from more than one friend over a recent "meal gone bad."
A few weeks back I picked up my haul from the butcher. In my haste to get 200 lbs of meat into the house, a package of pork chops was lost into the recesses of my back seat. 5 days later, I noticed a very subtle odor in the car and it struck me that I may have forgotten something. Sure enough, there was a lone package of pork chops. I hastily rushed it into the freezer until I could figure out what to do with it.
5 days in a car, outside temperatures averaging 45-50 degrees, the pork had gone from frozen to thawed. When I decided to give it a go, I rinsed it under hot water and gave it a brief inspection. It was mostly pink still, with some discoloring around the edges, mostly along the bone. It smelled ok for the most part but there were a few spots that weren't favorable. Nothing that made me want to vomit, but I know most people would have tossed it out with the thought of "better safe than sorry." Not this scavenger!
I picked off a few spots I didn't care for and cooked it in the crock pot with loads of garlic.
I've had several occasions over the years of eating food that was... less than fresh. An iron gut, I call it. I'm pretty sure I can digest damn near anything.