I have a mixing bowl of meat from a deer harvested a few weeks ago. It hung outside for a week with snow on it. Once it warmed up enough to thaw a little, I skinned and processed it, and put some of it in the fridge that I didn't want to vacuum seal and freeze. It got pushed to the back of the fridge on the bottom shelf, out of sight, out of mind. I know it's going to get cooked at a temperature hot enough to kill any bad stuff that might be lurking inside, so my best guess is that it shouldn't be a problem. It smells and looks just fine, but I still wanted to check in here, hoping to find someone experienced in the matter.