I doubt if our ancestors had a use-by date on that haunch of wooly mammoth hanging in the back of the cave, and we're still here. If it don't smell rotten, cook it. Actually the crock pot sounds pretty good for that. 200* internal temp covers a multitude of sins.
...Half a yard full of crap to cook on like everybody else...
Just a hungry hillbilly lookin for a dead critter to cook
in one throwdown,