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  • can you refreeze defrosted food?

    we have had a power cut and everything in our freezer has defrosted, well, half defrosted.

    i have lots of ready meals in the freezer that i bought last week and vegetables.

    i have no money until the end of the month so cannot afford to go out and buy any more food

    will i be ok eating food ive refrozen?

  • #2
    Originally posted by blah blah blah View Post
    will i be ok eating food ive refrozen?
    No

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    • #3
      but i have no money till the end of the month

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      • #4
        I think you risk bacteria getting into the food which can lead to a dicky tum!
        36lbs lost.

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        • #5
          I am pretty sure it is a no
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          • #6
            looks like im gonna have no tea all month then

            i actually have ZERO money. sigh.

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            • #7
              Where are you? Can't have you being hungry!
              36lbs lost.

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              • #8
                wont really go hungry. have lots of soup and things for lunch and stuff...

                i need to lose weight anyway!

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                • #9
                  I have to admit, it depends what it is. I have re-frozen (is that even a word) things like bread before and a couple of times chips and stuff, but I would never chance anything like chicken or beef or anything that I had already cooked like left over spaghetti bolognaise or anything like that.
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                  • #10
                    well the ready meals contain meat.

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                    • #11
                      No the meats are a no-no, so you'll have to eat them all just now.

                      How long was the power off for though? A decent freezer should retain coldlevels for a good few hours (potentially a day or so if closed) before letting stuff defrost. If it started to defrost after being off for just a couple of hours there's probably something wrong with your freezer.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blah blah blah View Post
                        well the ready meals contain meat.
                        I probaly wouldn't chance them, no. Sorry.

                        I'd probably try the vegetables though. I know you technically shouldn't refreeze the food, but no harm has ever come of me. Well, very little harm :D
                        We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
                        - Martin Luther King

                        me

                        pretty in purple

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by littlemissy View Post
                          I have to admit, it depends what it is. I have re-frozen (is that even a word) things like bread before and a couple of times chips and stuff, but I would never chance anything like chicken or beef or anything that I had already cooked like left over spaghetti bolognaise or anything like that.
                          Aye, I'd keep veg and owt like bread (and I have eaten re-frozen ice cream, which you probs shouldn't, but I was fine). But chuck or cook any meat.
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                          • #14
                            Theres only a few bags of veg. Most of the things were low cal ready meals I bought it all last week with what money I had.

                            Urgh. I hate being so poor. I will get a few evening meals a week though I guess when I go my boyfriends.

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                            • #15
                              i would keep them in the fridge for maybe a couple of days and anything not eaten after that, chuck out. You cant refreeze defrosted ready meals. Its not safe.

                              The vegetables, you could make soup with or use as ingredients in something else and then freeze that and it would be fine

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