Posted 15th Jan 2017
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    make sure it hasn't previously been frozen, you could always cook it then freeze it if your worried
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    Been freezing reduced price food for at least twenty years with no problems at all, the use by dates tend to be very conservative....

    http://www.stilltasty.com/

    I actually found on the above site that you CAN cook food from frozen, something I always thought was a no no...

    http://www.stilltasty.com/questions/index/116/page:1
    (edited)
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    I defrosted a joint of beef overnight in the fridge, and due to unforeseen circumstances, had to refreeze it.
    As it never reached room temp (being in the fridge) it was deemed OK to refreeze (after a protracted Google search)

    We ate it last Sunday .. no issues... (Defrosted and cooked the same day)

    So, if the chicken has been in the fridge, surely it is safe to refreeze? but once defrosted - eat it the same day.
    But as said above, sniff it ... JIC ...
    (I did carefully label the freezer bag though with dire warnings about cooking and eating the same day)
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    Yes, you can.
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    As above: yes you can freeze it provided it hasnt been frozen already..check the details on wrapper, use within 1 month, defrost in fridge overnight and use that day. I buy loads of fresh meat reduced as it's use by date is that day, I then freeze it...saves me loads of cash and we get top quality cuts for 1/4 of their original purchase price.
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    Anonymous User
    waterloo

    Bore



    LoL. A grammatically correct bore though.
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    RandomUser4221/05/2022 07:45

    Hopefully it hasn't been frozen for 5 years


    Still in the fridge I haven't gotten around to freezing it yet
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    Yes, but when you defrost it, make sure it is eaten the same day.
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    Yes - if in doubt give it a "sniff"
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    Anonymous User
    I wouldn't risk it.

    Get it down your neck
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    Not a good idea meat should be frozen on day of purchase
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    I did it on one occasion before and my two kids Sam and Ella ended up not well.
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    Anonymous User
    My freezer full of reduced chicken
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    Yes.

    As with any frozen food when it is eventually cooked make sure it is piping hot in the middle especially chicken and pork.
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    By the time it defrosted it would be ood surely? I hate it when the OH tries freezing food on the day it's going out of date! :')
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    JLLM

    Not a good idea meat should be frozen on day of purchase



    What if it was bought today?
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    awwwww chicks then? oO

    easymoney

    My freezer full of reduced chicken


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    The Food Standards Agency provides sensible advice and tips here: food.gov.uk/sci…tes.
    I hope this helps clear up some of the confusion.
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    aau1

    What if it was bought today?



    ​just freeze it use by date isn't a majic bullet that if u go over 12 clock the thing has to be thrown away smell it if it's good enough today it will be good enough to use after aswell.
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    Just freeze it and as said these date things are just to cover themselves.
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    davej798

    make sure it hasn't previously been frozen, you could always cook it then … make sure it hasn't previously been frozen, you could always cook it then freeze it if your worried



    You're*
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    Yes

    Unless you have previously frozen & defrosted them
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    peeej1978

    You're*


    Bore
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    I'd just cook it all and have it for lunches etc
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    It smelt weird even though it was today's date so threw it out
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    wash it then pat it dry before quick freezing
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    I buy a load of tesco reduced for the purpose of freezing same day.
    Stock up on sausages and haddock fishcakes.
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    muddassarsardar

    ​just freeze it use by date isn't a majic bullet that if u go over 12 c … ​just freeze it use by date isn't a majic bullet that if u go over 12 clock the thing has to be thrown away smell it if it's good enough today it will be good enough to use after aswell.



    It was rhetorical lol

    The whole "freeze on day of purchase" line is nonsense
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    just wondered what idiots downvote those who say you cannot freeze multiple times. someone needs to redo their food safety
    food.gov.uk/new…ing
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    lol
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    Hopefully it hasn't been frozen for 5 years
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    MrHappyGilmore15/01/2017 18:34

    It smelt weird even though it was today's date so threw it out


    Meat smells funnywhen you open packets. It would of been fine.
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    Yes, but make sure they turn to ice before midnight
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