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Storage of Meats Poultry and Seafood

Questions about food storage, specifically proteins such as meats, poultry, and seafood.

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How many days does it take to thaw a turkey?

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The following link has information pertaining to your question: http://southernfood.about.com/library/info/bltrkeyb.htm Seven days in the refridgerator. A 20 pound frozen turkey if placed in the fridge will take three days to thaw.

How long can cooked fish sit out of the refrigerator before going bad?

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Cooked fish should not stay at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Less time is better. At that point, it should be reheated or refrigerated.

How long can Raw salmon be unrefrigerated?

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It's best to use it after one to two days. After that wrap it up tight and freeze till you are ready to use it.

How long does frozen halibut stay good in the freezer?

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First, assuming we freeze at minus 24ºC which is normal in US. households. Old fridges were at minus 18ºC. And the industry goes below minus 35ºC.

Try to freeze the fastest, which means better freezing. Some fridges have a kind of (temporary) turbo freezing button. Try to not open the freezing area, for 2 hours. Put what you freeze, at the very bottom (if you can), which is the coldest. Try to put the fish in touch with the sides of the fridge (its colder).

Obviously, when you touch, you note if its totally frozen, as it must be.

Can fish partially thawed at room temperature be refrozen?

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My freezer was unplugged by a construction worker. I did not catch it for 2 days the food was cold but had defrosted. The fish was in sealed packages but pretty defrosted. Is it ok to refreeze it now or is it dangerous to eat?

Can you freeze thawed fish?

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Meats and even poultry can be taken from the freezer, cooked well and any left overs can be refrozen, but it's risky with seafood. It's best to put the left over fish back in the fridge and eat the next day. You could make a nice salad with the left overs and if it's salmon then make salmon cakes. With cod or halibut you can mix an egg with the crumbled cod or halibut with salt, pepper, fresh or dried dill weed, very small diced onion and then coat with bread crumbs or mashed potatoes and fried or baked.

Can you eat stewed beef after a week in fridge?

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You betcha. In the Canadian North lumberjack stew is left on the woodstove top for a few months. You take out a little bit to eat, and then you put something back in to replace what you took out. 3 month old stew takes fantastic!

You cooked corn beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots covered with foil and forgot and left it in the oven overnight The next morning you put it in the fridge Is it still good to eat?

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If the meat was in a vacuum-sealed package, then you should not have permitted the meat to get above 38°F, due to possible growth of Clostridium botulinum. For oxygen-permeable packaging, if you can guarantee that no part of the meat got above 40°F for no more than 2 hours, then it could still be safe to eat.

The gist of it is that it could be good - or it might not. You will have to make that decision.

How do you keep cooked ribs fresh and moist all day?

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If you are trying to keep cooked ribs hot but not let them dry out, you will have to keep the in a warmer (140 degrees F and above) and in a sealed container - either a closely covered pan or wrapped in foil.

How long can you keep thawed sealed chicken in the fridge before you cook it?

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I assume you are talking about raw chicken. It depends on how fresh (or old) it was when you put it in your fridge, but Id say 5 days at most The smell when you open it should tell you if its still OK. Does it smell OK & normal or off . If its off Don't eat it . If its slimy that is a sign its on the way to being bad too. If you haven't cooked a fresh & Raw meat product for about 3 days of of it being in your fridge, Freeze it.

If you lay a freezer down how long do you have to wait to stand it back up?

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Gas bubbles may become present in the refrigeration fluid after it has been transported lying flat, and it may take up to 24 hours for the gas bubbles to gradually dissipate while in an upright position before the fridge can be safely plugged in.

Can you keep thawed meat in the refrigerator?

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The refrigerator is exactly where you should keep meat that is thawing and meat that has thawed - that is until you cook it. Use it within a few days of thawing.

How long does beef stay fresh when marinating?

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In a covered container in a cold fridge, covered in marinade, depending on the marinade anywhere from 3 days to over a week, as long as it is stirred.

It seems to be an oxymoron to call marinated beef 'fresh'. Depending upon the marinade, it could be adding acid, salt and/or sugar which could have some preservative properties that might allow for a longer shelf life compared to non-marinated beef.

Use a recipe from a trusted source and don't push the time table to it's limits.

How long is frozen cooked pork good in refrigerator?

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Depending on your freezer three to six months

How many times can you freeze a piece of beef?

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Just once. Bacteria build up during defrosting and remain in the meat when frozen again when you defrost the beef again the bacteria start off with a much greater number then multiply rapidly and so can be hazardous. You can defrost beef then cook it and then freeze again but again just once.

If the beef was handled properly - was fresh when first frozen and was thawed under refrigeration - you could re-freeze it if it has not started to spoil. The meat will degrade in quality with each freeze-thaw cycle, making it drier. It is better to cook it, then freeze it. See Related Links.

How long can you keep pickled chicken?

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you can keep pikled chiken for 4years

Why can't you keep meat out of the freezer?

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You can keep the meat out of the freezer until the ice melts so you can cook it. But not for more than about 2 1/2 hours because the most dangerous germs are in raw, unprotected meat. You can not eat the molded meat after cooking because the meat is already ruined.

How long can you keep cooked sausage and peppers in the refrigerator?

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If you have cooked them, eat them within 48 hours from putting them in the fridge.

If they are raw, peppers can be kept until they go mouldy. The sausage can be kept until the 'use by' date - this depends on when the sausage was produced.

Will uncooked meat go bad if it is left out?

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I'm not sure except that as a 16 year old I experienced 120 large fish rot while smoking in a smoke house. The fish had been exposed to moonlight in a net that we set off shore. We processed the fish as we normally would - all went rotten. My grandfather had always told my Dad to keep all flounder covered in the sugar sack (out of the moonlight). My father called the New Zealand Ministry of Ag and Fish and they confirmed that moonlight can turn meat/fish rancid 3-4 times faster than sunlight. Must be the type of light waves reflected from the sun?

Why when frozen peas are defrosted they come back to life?

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Heat transfer will happen and then the peas will gradually get warmer in the middle and eventually the whole pea will be room temperature.

When is deep freeze thawed?

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This link has what you are looking for.

How long do chicken eggs stay fresh in the coop?

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Eggs that you buy from the store will not stay fresh for long without refrigeration. Eggs that come right from the chicken can kept at room temperature for weeks. Store bought eggs should be refrigerated within a few hours of buying them just to be safe.