Is it ok to eat food that has been frozen then thawed and frozen again?
is it ok to eat food that has been frozen, then thawed then refrozen?
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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.
Refreezing of veggies is not recommended since that will adversely affect the quality. From a food safety standpoint, it might be OK if the food did not get above 40°F, but that also depends how long the food has been thawed and how it got thawed out. If you have any doubts about the safety of the food, discard it.
Frozen food defrosted or thawed in the refrigerator may be refrozen. However, the bacteria in food can multiply even at low temperatures. Refrigerating food will not stop bacterial growth: just slow it. So do not refreeze food that has be defrosted for some time even if it has been refrigerated the whole time. Freezing meat will cause a loss of quality as the ice crystals break cell walls. Freezing, defrosting and refreezing will make this…
Sometimes yes but some beef will give you food poisoning A different answer: If the beef was frozen then cooked, it may be safely frozen again. If the beef had been frozen after it was cooked, then thawed, it must be heated thoroughly before being frozen again, to ensure against any possible contamination. A rule of thumb: There must always be cooking between thawing and refreezing.
Why is it that women who are pregnant shouldn't eat meat that has been frozen and thawed and frozen again?
NO WAY!!!!!!!!! === Additional Information === No meat should ever be re-frozen without first being cooked. If you don't cook it before freezing it again, you're going to get food poisoning from the bacteria that grew on it from the time it started thawing until it froze again. Cooking it kills all that bacteria.
Is it better for cornsnakes to eat live food or frozen-thawed food because dont live animals may have parasites?
Frozen food that has been thawed under refrigeration could be safely refrozen if it hasn't been sitting around too long, but the quality of the food will be diminished. Flavor and texture will be affected. It might be better to cook the food before refreezing it. If you let your TV dinner defrost, it is best to have it for supper.
Frozen food like meats at a deli are frozen, thawed and refrozen sometimes several times. The meat goes to slaughter, slaughtered, then frozen. The meat then travels to the meat market or deli, unfrozen, cut up into whatever slices of meat they wish to sell, then some is placed in the display and some is refrozen. You purchase the meat from the display and take it home and freeze it.
I assume you mean thawed - unthawed is refrozen! As long as that was the only time they have been frozen, they will be perfectly good. Most shell food and fish is perfectly good after being frozen, but beware, many supermarket fish/shellfish, have been frozen before being defrosted and put on display. Check the label to be sure.
No reason why not. Most snakes can be 'conditioned' to take thawed out frozen food. One of the most successful methods I've used is to 'starve' the snake for a short period (maybe twice or three times the period it's used to being fed) - then offer food that's been thawed by means of tweezers so you can wiggle it in front of the snake without being bitten ! If the snake still refuses the…
According to the USDA, once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through defrosting. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze the cooked foods. No, you should not refreeze meat once it has been thawed.
It isn't generally safe to refreeze raw food. This is especially true for chicken, which is contaminated with salmonella at scary-high rates. If the chicken has thawed, it isn't generally safe to refreeze it and eat it later. This is especially true if it is thawed in room-temperature water rather than being thawed in the refrigerator. Once thawed, the chicken should be cooked fairly quickly. Once cooked, it can then be frozen for later consumption.
When determining how long thawed food will be good, you have to remember that decomposition will pick up from where it left off when the food was frozen. How long it took to freeze will have a bearing on it, too. If the ground beef was 3 days old when frozen, you might try cooking it from frozen. If it was freshly ground when frozen, the thawed meat will likely be good for 2 days…
this is not a good idea, bacteria are easily accumulated in thawed meat so the quicker it is cooked the better. If it was very fresh when frozen, has been thawed under refrigeration and is not several days old, it could be refrozen. Freeze-thaw cycles do not help the quality of the food and refreezing the hamburger will negatively affect its quality. You'd be better off cooking it, then refreezing it.