Freeze on day of purchase... Question ?

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Found 6th Aug 2009
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
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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
Original Poster
Thanks....

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

maxmix
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 I have uncooked chicken in the fridge which went out of date today.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
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
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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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Jimbo289;5953870

It's because when you freeze something on the 'use by' date and then … 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.

ag.ansc.purdue.edu/mea…tml
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