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Freeze on day of purchase... Question ?

maxmix Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi Guys

Why on fridge Chicken/Ham bakes form Coop or Tesco does it say to freeze on day you buy...

My fridge or theirs for a few days should make no difference and still under use by date...
Before putting in my freezer etc....

Any ideas ?

maxmix
maxmix Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I've never took any notice of the freeze on day of purchase and i'm still here :thumbsup: best before dates are also only really a guide
#2
Thanks....

I think it must so you dont go by the Use by date, then freeze etc... (If it has turned etc)

maxmix
#3
I guess it depends on how long it was between the 2 fridges and what temperature it got upto? :) Not sure to be honest
I buy reduced stuff all the time and i'm not dead yet. I have uncooked chicken in the fridge which went out of date today. I will eat that tomorrow
#4
rule of thumb for freezing any food is to freeze as fresh as possible. I guess the notice on the packet is just to reinforce that
banned#5
It's because when you freeze something on the 'use by' date and then defrost it you have to eat it immediately after it has defrosted whereas if you freeze something with 5 days to spare you should have a few days after defrosting it to eat it!! Hope this makes sense!
banned#6
Jimbo289;5953870
It's because when you freeze something on the 'use by' date and then defrost it you have to eat it immediately after it has defrosted whereas if you freeze something with 5 days to spare you should have a few days after defrosting it to eat it!! Hope this makes sense!

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and dont defrost meat at room temperature!

It is [COLOR=#ff0000]not safe to thaw meat at room temperature[/COLOR] as this allows dangerous bacteria to grow in the meat.

http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/meat_quality/thawing.html

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