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Refreezing Previously Frozen Foods

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There may be food safety concerns when refreezing certain previously frozen foods. This is a guide about refreezing previously frozen foods.
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March 22, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about refreezing cooked meat. Deciding on the safety of refreezing cooked meat can be confusing.

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March 21, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about refreezing baked goods. Sometimes previously frozen baked goods are not all eaten and you may wish to refreeze them.

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May 4, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about refreezing thawed meat. Many of us have had the occasion when we would like to refreeze some meat that was recently thawed.

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January 19, 2011

Can cheese that has thawed out be refrozen? Can frozen pizza dough that has thawed out be refrozen?

By Marianne from Washington, NH

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January 20, 20110 found this helpful
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Nope, refreezing the dough again will kill the yeast. Freeze and thaw is a one time thing so only thaw what you need.

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September 28, 2017

We had a power outage for several days. Can I refreeze shredded cheese?

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful

If that cheese was unrefrigerated, as I assume it was, the answer is no.

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful

No throw it away it is not worth getting very ill with food poisoning.

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful

The only way it's ever safe is if the cheese still contains ice crystals or is at 40F or below, which I highly doubt in your case. Please throw out.

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful

My family has just gone through hurricane Irma and we had power outages for several days. Most food that requires refrigeration it is usually best to throw it away.

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  • I had a freezer full of food that made it through the power outage as I was fully prepared to save this food but almost all food in my refrigerator was thrown away.
  • I believe the health department advises to discard anything that has milk or milk byproducts.
  • Some items that are pickled may still be safe but why take a chance.
  • I agree with other responders - throw all of it away and start new.
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February 17, 2016

Can I refreeze my pinto beans and ham after throwing them in the microwave and heating them up but not finishing them?

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September 19, 20170 found this helpful

You can. The beans may be a little mushier though

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January 19, 20110 found this helpful

Can cooked food be frozen, thawed, recooked, and frozen again?

By Brenda from Vernon, B.C.

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Refreezing Previously Frozen Foods

If they have been defrosted and cooked they will be fine, if not do not refreeze. They will not taste right and lose their flavor. (10/06/2010)

By tara73

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