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?
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Thread: can you refreeze defrosted food?
06-01-2009 07:10 PM #1blah blah blah Guest
can you refreeze defrosted food?
06-01-2009 07:12 PM #2
06-01-2009 07:17 PM #3blah blah blah Guest
but i have no money till the end of the month
06-01-2009 07:27 PM #4
I think you risk bacteria getting into the food which can lead to a dicky tum!36lbs lost.
06-01-2009 07:30 PM #5
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06-01-2009 07:40 PM #6blah blah blah Guest
looks like im gonna have no tea all month then
i actually have ZERO money. sigh.
06-01-2009 07:46 PM #7
Where are you? Can't have you being hungry!36lbs lost.
06-01-2009 07:59 PM #8blah blah blah Guest
wont really go hungry. have lots of soup and things for lunch and stuff...
i need to lose weight anyway!
06-01-2009 08:04 PM #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.
06-01-2009 08:06 PM #10blah blah blah Guest
well the ready meals contain meat.
06-01-2009 08:08 PM #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.Another quality post brought to you by Mr Mist, god of Moo.
06-01-2009 08:09 PM #12
06-01-2009 08:11 PM #13
06-01-2009 08:23 PM #14blah blah blah Guest
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.
06-01-2009 08:50 PM #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