Refreezing frozen food

The official word from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is that you can refreeze frozen food — as long as the food still has ice crystals or feels refrigerator-cold to the touch.

The personal, unofficial word from me is that I confess to feeling safer when I simply throw out partially thawed food that I'm not going to use right away. I'm particularly wary of sauced frozen food, such as frozen macaroni and cheese, because it seems to me that there just have to be hidden pockets of thawed food where the bacteria are whooping it up as we speak. Call me a worrywart, if you will, but for me, following this rule is just easier: Partial thaw? Out the door.

0 0

Post a comment