Is ground turkey safe after it's been thawed in the mircowave?
Yes, it is safe. Using the microwave to thaw meat is safe and has always been safe. The microwave does not harm the meat.
make sure you defrost the turkey thoroughly,in the fridge between 0 -5 degrees centegrade,[this rule applies to all frozen meat including ground beef].You can cook the turkey any way you wish once it has been safely defrosted.remember to use defrosted meat as soon as it has thawed as it will develop bacteria quicker than fresh meat.
No, frozen is frozen. But you can refreeze something that has been thawed. You can refreeze thawed meat long as there are still ice crystals on it. Once completely thawed then you need to cook it first then refreeze. This applies to solid pieces only, ground meat once more than half thawed needs to be cooked first then refrozen always.
You bought thawed raw turkey patties home and refrigerated 3 hours later you put the patties in the freezer Is this safe?
If the meat was thawed under refrigeration and you kept it under refrigeration (except for the short trip home from grocery) for only 3 hours before freezing it, it should be safe. The caveat is that you might not know how the meat was thawed or how long it has been thawed. It sounds like you handled the product all right, but we don't know if the store handled it properly.
In general turkey, ground or not, is safe to eat so long as it has been cooked thoroughly. However, turkey is one of the foods that is more likely to be contaminated with salmonella (which causes food poisoning). In August 2011 Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of turkey meat because it contained salmonella.
Can frozen hamburgers that thawed on ice in a cooler be re-frozen and then cooked and eaten without making you sick?
If the food has been stored properly while it was thawed, there is no problem refreezing. The concern is that the food was thawed and may have been allowed to reach an unsafe temperature. Refreezing in that case will trap the bacteria in the food and when it's thawed again it will still be contaminated.