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    Is it ok to eat frozen meat past use by?

    I have chicken, bacon and mince that is past best before from 2 weeks to 2 months is any of it ok to eat?

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    yes assuming you froze it straight away after you bought it.

    e.g If you bought it in January and froze it and best before was 20th of Jan 2011 and you want to eat it now it will be fine.

    did u buy it frozen or fresh and reading the best before fresh date?

    Was it fresh to begin with then frozen before the best before date? Or bought frozen with the date on it? If bought fresh and then frozen by you before the date then it will be fine.

    sniff it

    I'm amazed you've lived this long with so little knowledge.

    Natural selection.

    Original Poster

    mince was frozen and its a fresh chicken, plus some frozen chicken breasts. Bacon was cooking bacon think that was frozen

    Original Poster

    thesaint

    I'm amazed you've lived this long with so little knowledge.Natural … I'm amazed you've lived this long with so little knowledge.Natural selection.


    food doesnt last forever even if you freeze it, is a sensible question

    Not sure about stuff that's already been frozen with the date to use by. Normally best before just means its at its best BEFORE that date but won't kill you if you eat it after that. "Use by" date is different because of bacteria etc. meaning it should be used by that date.

    yes, but make sure you switch your webcam on tonight.

    Used by dates are just guideline, we waste so much food in this country because of them, we survived way before they came in.

    It's common sense if it thaws out and it's smells bad don't cook it. If looks alright use it.

    davidian84

    Bacon was cooking bacon think that was frozen



    What else do you do with bacon?

    Maybe you make a bacon dog?

    http://foodandwineblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/bacon-pinata-300x225.jpg

    Edited by: "rwm24" 31st Mar 2011

    davidian84

    mince was frozen and its a fresh chicken, plus some frozen chicken … mince was frozen and its a fresh chicken, plus some frozen chicken breasts. Bacon was cooking bacon think that was frozen


    thats a lot of meat u gotta get through today

    Original Poster

    rwm24

    What else do you do with bacon?


    lol cooking bacon is what its called, its cheap bacon that isnt the best cuts.

    ive moved in with mate and he's had bacon rashers in there for at least a year.
    Edited by: "davidian84" 31st Mar 2011

    davidian84

    food doesnt last forever even if you freeze it, is a sensible question



    It's the sort of question my son who attends school would/should ask.
    My apologies if the OP is a child.

    i froze some lamb 2 days before it was to go off (manf. recommendations) took it out the freeazer a week later and chomped it down...... no problems here.

    Original Poster

    It's not, do a search and you will see varying opinions and many people looking for and giving advice. it's a sensible question and you're showing your lack of intelligence by your comments.
    Edited by: "davidian84" 31st Mar 2011

    I'd eat it. Not the bacon though as its probably mostly fat and rind.

    Had some frozen mince that was two weeks past best before. Made a cottage pie with it for the kids. They ate it all and no illness. Moral of the story; if your kids are a pain then out of date mince won't help.

    I stick meat in the freezer for months and i've never had any ill effects from it

    As long as it's not freezer burnt, it'll be reet!

    Ive often bought chickens /mince etc that are reduced due to coming up to sell by date and if not used the same day have froze them and never had a problem .

    RosieWoo

    As long as it's not freezer burnt, it'll be reet!




    freezer burnt............ is that similar to carpet burns lol

    i freeze all my stuff with liquid nitrogen and pack it with dry ice............ will last for years
    Edited by: "Rupz" 31st Mar 2011

    I'd suggest cooking it first

    Rupz

    freezer burnt............ is that similar to carpet burns lol i freeze … freezer burnt............ is that similar to carpet burns lol i freeze all my stuff with liquid nitrogen and pack it with dry ice............ will last for years


    Ebola Syndrome springs to mind right there LOL. I'm not going to explain it, you need to see the film ;-)

    Chidda

    I'd suggest cooking it first



    Nah, just leave it a sunny window all day, be ready to eat by dinner

    Banned

    Yes, you can but use it on the day it thaws! (ex chef of Loch Fyne - senior chef de partie)
    Edited by: "dvhendo" 12th May 2011

    dvhendo

    Yes, you can but use it on the day it thaws! (ex chef of Loch Fyne - … Yes, you can but use it on the day it thaws! (ex chef of Loch Fyne - senior chef de partie)



    too late. OP is dead

    Banned

    magicbeans

    too late. OP is dead



    lol nutta

    I got owned last night, had some chicken that was out of date in March but was in the freezer... defrosted it...didnt smell so went to cook it. During cooking it stunk lol smelt like rotten vinegar, bad times.
    I think the cause was the fact that I had bought the meat from reduced aisle in tesco and it probably hadnt been refrigerated properly at the time

    Banned

    numptyj

    I got owned last night, had some chicken that was out of date in March … I got owned last night, had some chicken that was out of date in March but was in the freezer... defrosted it...didnt smell so went to cook it. During cooking it stunk lol smelt like rotten vinegar, bad times. I think the cause was the fact that I had bought the meat from reduced aisle in tesco and it probably hadnt been refrigerated properly at the time



    At loch fyne, we used to wash all frozen meat on thawing, and if there was no odd smell we'd use it, dispite being out of sell by date, however the dates printed on foods is afterall just a guideline.

    numptyj

    I got owned last night, had some chicken that was out of date in March … I got owned last night, had some chicken that was out of date in March but was in the freezer... defrosted it...didnt smell so went to cook it. During cooking it stunk lol smelt like rotten vinegar, bad times. I think the cause was the fact that I had bought the meat from reduced aisle in tesco and it probably hadnt been refrigerated properly at the time



    Been taking tips from the cheesy scone woman?

    Nikki999

    Been taking tips from the cheesy scone woman?




    haha. sometimes its quite good to pick up some meats from that aisle and just throw them in the freezer...the chicken in question was half price so thought I was getting a bargain but as with that stuff you normally take a risk.

    I dont think I will be filing a law suit to sue tesco

    dvhendo

    At loch fyne, we used to wash all frozen meat on thawing, and if there … At loch fyne, we used to wash all frozen meat on thawing, and if there was no odd smell we'd use it, dispite being out of sell by date, however the dates printed on foods is afterall just a guideline.



    it was weird cos there was no smell on the chicken when raw, it was only through cooking that this pungent smell came through. I did taste a little bit and it seemed ok...ish lol but the smell put me off

    Edited by: "numptyj" 12th May 2011

    Banned

    numptyj

    it was weird cos there was no smell on the chicken when raw, it was only … it was weird cos there was no smell on the chicken when raw, it was only through cooking that this pungent smell came through. I did taste a little bit and it seemed ok...ish lol but the smell put me off



    Quite rightly so. :-))

    I heard a radio program where a guy with responsibility for the labelling standards was being quizzed.

    He basically said ignore Best Before dates all you like, but stick to Use By dates unless you are happy you can tell good food from bad.

    When asked if he stuck by Use By dates he said never - he always relied on food condition etc.- if he suspected food hadn't been kept in good conditions he'd not buy it or expect to have to use it straight away; but otherwise he'd use stuff way past the Use By dates.



    Edited by: "wombat6025" 12th May 2011

    Make a bacon hotpot. Ovenproof dish, sliced potato in a layer, then layer of onions, layer of bacon. Do as many layers as you want, but finish with potato layer. Crumble 2 oxo's in a bit of hot water and pour over (I also add tobasco) ,dot the potato with butter, cover with foil and bung it in the oven till it's cooked and top layer has gone crispy.

    dvhendo

    Yes, you can but use it on the day it thaws! (ex chef of Loch Fyne - … Yes, you can but use it on the day it thaws! (ex chef of Loch Fyne - senior chef de partie)



    Nuff said......:p

    Eating it will cause instant death oO

    numptyj

    it was weird cos there was no smell on the chicken when raw, it was only … it was weird cos there was no smell on the chicken when raw, it was only through cooking that this pungent smell came through. I did taste a little bit and it seemed ok...ish lol but the smell put me off



    I had that last week X) Fed it to the ex.....he's still alive (_;)

    magicbeans

    too late. OP is dead



    Just realised how old this thread was X)
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