refreezing chicken pieces



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Ben

Guest
Hi,

On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of the
freezer and into the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am
considering refreezing some of them. Since they were in the
fridge the whole time, would there be a problem doing that?

Thanks, Ben

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Dimitri

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"ben" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hi,
>
> On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of the
> freezer and
into
> the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am considering
> refreezing some of them. Since they were in the fridge the
> whole time, would there be a problem doing that?
>
> Thanks, Ben
>

<snip> No problem if they have been kept at the proper
temperature. You will lose some additional flavor and
texture but with the cardboard chicken they sell today it's
not going to make any difference. Make sure when you do
finally cook it you cook it to the proper temperature.

Dimitri
 
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Dimitri

Guest
"ben" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hi,
>
> On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of the
> freezer and
into
> the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am considering
> refreezing some of them. Since they were in the fridge the
> whole time, would there be a problem doing that?
>
> Thanks, Ben
>

<snip> No problem if they have been kept at the proper
temperature. You will lose some additional flavor and
texture but with the cardboard chicken they sell today it's
not going to make any difference. Make sure when you do
finally cook it you cook it to the proper temperature.

Dimitri
 
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Matt

Guest
I have done what you are asking about and I've never had a problem. It does
seem like it could be a bad idea, but I agree that if you keep it at the
proper temperature, it should be ok. Obivously bringing it outside in the
sun for a couple hours and then refreezing would be a bad idea. : )

Matt www.itsacookbook.com "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]...
> Hi,
>
> On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of the
> freezer and
into
> the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am considering
> refreezing some of them. Since they were in the fridge the
> whole time, would there be a problem doing that?
>
> Thanks, Ben
>
> --
> "What passes for wisdom may only be eloquent foolishness"
>
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Matt

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I have done what you are asking about and I've never had a problem. It does
seem like it could be a bad idea, but I agree that if you keep it at the
proper temperature, it should be ok. Obivously bringing it outside in the
sun for a couple hours and then refreezing would be a bad idea. : )

Matt www.itsacookbook.com "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]...
> Hi,
>
> On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of the
> freezer and
into
> the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am considering
> refreezing some of them. Since they were in the fridge the
> whole time, would there be a problem doing that?
>
> Thanks, Ben
>
> --
> "What passes for wisdom may only be eloquent foolishness"
>
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Dave Smith

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ben wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of
> the freezer and into the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday
> I am considering refreezing some of them. Since they were
> in the fridge the whole time, would there be a problem
> doing that?

That can be very dangerous.
 
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Steve Wertz

Guest
On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 11:20:59 -0500, ben <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of the
>freezer and into the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am
>considering refreezing some of them. Since they were in the
>fridge the whole time, would there be a problem doing that?

Read about proper storage, freezing, thawing and
refreezing here:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/pubs/chicken.htm

-sw
 
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The Wolf

Guest
On 03/12/2004 9:13 AM, in article [email protected],
"Matt" <[email protected]> opined:

> I have done what you are asking about and I've never had
> a problem. It does seem like it could be a bad idea, but
> I agree that if you keep it at the proper temperature, it
> should be ok. Obivously bringing it outside in the sun
> for a couple hours and then refreezing would be a bad
> idea. : )
>
> Matt www.itsacookbook.com "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]
> berlin.de...
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of
>> the freezer and
> into
>> the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am considering
>> refreezing some of them. Since they were in the fridge
>> the whole time, would there be a problem doing that?
>>
>> Thanks, Ben
>>
>> --
>> "What passes for wisdom may only be eloquent foolishness"
>>
>> Cheap long distance calling using Onesuite
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>
>
I've wondered about this because where I buy my chicken
sometimes it is partially frozen. It seems like they buy it
frozen and thaw it on display.

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Peter Aitken

Guest
"Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> ben wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of
> > the freezer and
into
> > the fridge to defrost. Now on Friday I am considering
> > refreezing some of them. Since they were in the fridge
> > the whole time, would there be a problem doing that?
>
> That can be very dangerous.
>

That's not true. I used to believe it, but a couple of years
ago we had an ice storm that knocked out power for a few
days. There were various food safety experts on the radio
answering questions, one of them being the refreezing of
food that thawed but has been kept cold for a day or 2. No
problem, was the answer they gave. It might affect the
quality/texture of the food but there is no danger.

--
Peter Aitken

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Default User

Guest
Dave Smith wrote:
>
> ben wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of
> > the freezer and into the fridge to defrost. Now on
> > Friday I am considering refreezing some of them. Since
> > they were in the fridge the whole time, would there be a
> > problem doing that?
>
> That can be very dangerous.

Why?

Brian Rodenborn
 
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Dave Smith

Guest
Default User wrote:

>
> > > On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out of
> > > the freezer and into the fridge to defrost. Now on
> > > Friday I am considering refreezing some of them. Since
> > > they were in the fridge the whole time, would there be
> > > a problem doing that?
> >
> > That can be very dangerous.
>
> Why?
>

You run the risk of eating spoiled meat. According to the
sites I checked, you should check poultry that has been at
less than 45 F for smell. If it smells okay it can be re-
frozen but should be used as soon as possible. Poultry that
has been stored at temperatures over 45 F should be
discarded.

Having once had a good dose of food poisoning, (thanks to a
Chile dog in a restaurant), I can assure you that a few
dollars worth of chicken is not worth the risk.
 
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Frogleg

Guest
On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 20:14:20 GMT, The Wolf <[email protected]>
wrote:

>I've wondered about this because where I buy my chicken
>sometimes it is partially frozen. It seems like they buy it
>frozen and thaw it on display.

I asked a supermarket butcher about the same thing. 'Freah'
chicken is often (always?) "superchilled" before shipping,
which isn't *quite* the same as freezing. When I pointed out
to the butcher that not only was there frost on the
packages, but the meat was pretty hard in spots, he shrugged
and said that's the way it's shipped and he doesn't know
much more.
 
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Ben

Guest
Thanks for everyones' replies. Much appreciated.

regards, Ben

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Default User

Guest
Dave Smith wrote:
>
> Default User wrote:
>
> >
> > > > On Wednesday morning I took some chicken pieces out
> > > > of the freezer and into the fridge to defrost. Now
> > > > on Friday I am considering refreezing some of them.
> > > > Since they were in the fridge the whole time, would
> > > > there be a problem doing that?
> > >
> > > That can be very dangerous.
> >
> > Why?
> >
>
> You run the risk of eating spoiled meat. According to the
> sites I checked, you should check poultry that has been at
> less than 45 F for smell. If it smells okay it can be re-
> frozen but should be used as soon as possible. Poultry
> that has been stored at temperatures over 45 F should be
> discarded.

When did these chicken pieces get above 45F? From freezer to
refrigerator, back to freezer.

Brian Rodenborn
 
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Bob

Guest
Frogleg wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 20:14:20 GMT, The Wolf
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> I've wondered about this because where I buy my chicken
>> sometimes it is partially frozen. It seems like they buy
>> it frozen and thaw it on display.
>
> I asked a supermarket butcher about the same thing.
> 'Freah' chicken is often (always?) "superchilled" before
> shipping, which isn't *quite* the same as freezing. When I
> pointed out to the butcher that not only was there frost
> on the packages, but the meat was pretty hard in spots, he
> shrugged and said that's the way it's shipped and he
> doesn't know much more.

Please don't call this guy a butcher. He's never been near a
real butcher and couldn't care any less about the meat tha
he handles, or anything about you, as a customer.

BOB