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    Freezer door left open

    The door was open on my freezer for about 2 hours.

    Is it possible to get food poisoning if stuff has part defrosted and then frozen again ??

    49 Comments

    Banned

    depends what it is

    personally I wouldn't risk it with fish/seafood or meals you have made and frozen, veg should be ok, etc

    Original Poster

    Stuff like frozen veg,bacon,frozen chicken pieces

    Aunt Bessies frozen stuff,roast potatoes,mash

    Arghhhhhhh i'm paranoid now i'll have to throw it all out ,i'd rather not be ill,arghhhh

    Need to know exact time left open eg 1hrs 34mins 33secs, like that can tell which food is OK and which is not, so by saying roughly 2 hours is no good.

    Nope.

    It will take a lot longer than that for the items to properly defrost - the very outer layer of the foods would only have just started to defrost given the temperature of the freezer even with the door open (and that's open to debate). Also your freezer would still be running to try and maintain the temperature.

    You will be fine, trust me, and an EHO. :lol:

    id bin it all.. im sure you can get food poisoning off any type of foods cant you?
    its very annoying, done it myself several times

    Naeem786;6597768

    Need to know exact time left open eg 1hrs 34mins 33secs, like that can … Need to know exact time left open eg 1hrs 34mins 33secs, like that can tell which food is OK and which is not, so by saying roughly 2 hours is no good.



    Don't be ridiculous :lol:

    kassy2005;6597774

    id bin it all.. im sure you can get food poisoning off any type of foods … id bin it all.. im sure you can get food poisoning off any type of foods cant you?its very annoying, done it myself several times



    Nope.

    Only foods prone to carry pathogenic bacteria (food poisoning bacteria) like meats etc.

    Original Poster

    Naeem786;6597768

    Need to know exact time left open eg 1hrs 34mins 33secs, like that can … Need to know exact time left open eg 1hrs 34mins 33secs, like that can tell which food is OK and which is not, so by saying roughly 2 hours is no good.



    I don't know exactly otherwise i'd of said:oops:

    Banned

    Cook it all then you can re freeze it to use later.

    moob;6597788

    Nope.Only foods prone to carry pathogenic bacteria (food poisoning … Nope.Only foods prone to carry pathogenic bacteria (food poisoning bacteria) like meats etc.



    Actually, my friend had campylobacter and Environmental Health told her that she could have had it from bottled water.

    deb8z;6597793

    I don't know exactly otherwise i'd of said:oops:



    Seriously, trust my advice, I work in food enforcement - this is my forte!:thumbsup:

    deb8z;6597793

    I don't know exactly otherwise i'd of said:oops:



    Well all the freezer contents will have be thrown away even the Ice.

    Rhianne;6597809

    Actually, my friend had campylobacter and Environmental Health told her … Actually, my friend had campylobacter and Environmental Health told her that she could have had it from bottled water.



    I'm talking about from the context of this case - as in stuff that's frozen.:thumbsup:

    Campylobacter from bottled water is, to say the least, incredibly rare - unless the bottling plant had contamination at the source they abstract water from - or some faecal matter contaminated the bottle tops.

    Seems a bizarre postulation to make IMO.:thinking:

    Original Poster

    moob;6597813

    Seriously, trust my advice, I work in food enforcement - this is my … Seriously, trust my advice, I work in food enforcement - this is my forte!:thumbsup:



    I thought it would be ok until i went in it earlier,the door had been shut again for a few hours but some of the boxes/bags has bits of ice on that are kind of slushy,if that makes sense,like when snow has melted !

    Naeem786;6597815

    Well all the freezer contents will have be thrown away even the Ice.



    Stop talking crap :lol:

    Cook it all and invite us over for a party!

    And I'm with Moob, it will be fine, you can sue us if you get food poisoning.

    Original Poster

    Bobbajob;6597851

    Cook it all and invite us over for a party!



    Awww stop it,it's not funny:w00t:

    It's the meat products i'm most worried about such as the bacon and mince.

    Original Poster

    Bobbajob;6597863

    And I'm with Moob, it will be fine, you can sue us if you get food … And I'm with Moob, it will be fine, you can sue us if you get food poisoning.



    I can't if i'm dead:w00t:

    deb8z;6597831

    I thought it would be ok until i went in it earlier,the door had been … I thought it would be ok until i went in it earlier,the door had been shut again for a few hours but some of the boxes/bags has bits of ice on that are kind of slushy,if that makes sense,like when snow has melted !



    That's what happens when you refreeze stuff that's just starting to defrost - it's all turning from ice to water - you cool it down rapidly and it is trying to turn back to ice.

    Feel all the high risk foods in the freezer - the stuff containing meat etc - if they're still hard to touch, you're fine.

    Original Poster

    moob;6597871

    That's what happens when you refreeze stuff that's just starting to … That's what happens when you refreeze stuff that's just starting to defrost - it's all turning from ice to water - you cool it down rapidly and it is trying to turn back to ice.Feel all the high risk foods in the freezer - the stuff containing meat etc - if they're still hard to touch, you're fine.



    Yeah but the door has been shut again for a long time now so isn't it too late to tell.

    God i'm so dizzy at times,i've no idea how i left it open:oops:

    Our freezer door has been accidentally left open for a while on several occasions. We have always just closed it again and never thrown anything out. I know it isnt the right thing to do this but weve never had food poisoning or been ill at all. We are vegetarians so no meat in freezer anyway.

    deb8z;6597892

    Yeah but the door has been shut again for a long time now so isn't it too … Yeah but the door has been shut again for a long time now so isn't it too late to tell.God i'm so dizzy at times,i've no idea how i left it open:oops:



    You opened it and never closed it? :-D

    Should be fine, needs to go below certain temp before any need to worry so be all good! :thumbsup:

    deb8z;6597892

    Yeah but the door has been shut again for a long time now so isn't it too … Yeah but the door has been shut again for a long time now so isn't it too late to tell.God i'm so dizzy at times,i've no idea how i left it open:oops:



    It doesn't matter, it would take a couple of hours for the food to get back to the regular temperature anyway. Besides, a couple of hours wouldn't drop the temperature significantly especially with the freezer motor running to try and keep the temperature down.

    Stuff in your freezer will be at around -20 degrees - so a little dip of about 4-8 plus from that will not render the food unfit for consumption.

    Honestly, I wouldn't mess you about with poor advice on a matter such as this.

    Original Poster

    Ok thank you.

    I wasn't feeling well this morning,got a flu type thing from my sister and her family so it must have happened then when i was trudging around in a daze after taking a few painkillers:w00t:

    deb8z;6597993

    Ok thank you.I wasn't feeling well this morning,got a flu type thing from … Ok thank you.I wasn't feeling well this morning,got a flu type thing from my sister and her family so it must have happened then when i was trudging around in a daze after taking a few painkillers:w00t:



    No worries - hope you feel better soon.:thumbsup:

    Banned

    are you still alive ?

    If its been defrosting and you questioning the meat. I would cook it now. Rather then refreezing it. Will be fine as you do that to cook it anyway?

    Also depends how far back it is in the freezer. Remember a lot of stuff it stored in a open freezer in supermarkets. 2hrs is nothing.

    How high was the setting on the freezer. lol

    Banned

    http://www.lovecreative.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/20070702-keep_calm-450x633.jpg

    for gods sake,big fuss about nothing

    Banned

    Accidentally left frozen fish out for 3-4hrs it had defrosted loads threw it back in the freezer and then ate it a week later, just the fish inside was a bit er mushy.

    our kids are laways leaving the freezer door open, I just close it and forget it, never had food poisoning yet.

    Banned

    you a manc a dose of the runs is about the worst you'd get......

    Banned

    boothy;6598149

    for gods sake,big fuss about nothing



    another top quality thread :roll:

    Original Poster

    boothy;6598149

    for gods sake,big fuss about nothing



    Oh shurrup, you get on my nerves at the best of the times,can't be doing with you now,go bother someone else.

    Original Poster

    dog_cop;6598383

    another top quality thread :roll:



    I'm amazed you frequent the misc as it's so not to your liking,go train your dog or somet.

    deb8z;6598437

    Oh shurrup, you get on my nerves at the best of the times,can't be doing … Oh shurrup, you get on my nerves at the best of the times,can't be doing with you now,go bother someone else.



    why so nasty?,practice what you preach in all the other threads....put stuff like this in a public forums and you will get a wide range of responses:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    boothy;6598453

    why so nasty?,practice what you preach in all the other threads....put … why so nasty?,practice what you preach in all the other threads....put stuff like this in a public forums and you will get a wide range of responses:thumbsup:



    I don't like what you post,same as a lot of people don't like what i post.

    I don't post for kudos like many on here though:roll:

    Another added to my ignore list,adios.:thumbsup:

    Banned

    deb8z;6598443

    I'm amazed you frequent the misc as it's so not to your liking,go train … I'm amazed you frequent the misc as it's so not to your liking,go train your dog or somet.



    friday sarcasm :thumbsup:

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