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Can you refreeze meat?




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Question: Can you refreeze meat?


Yes, you can safely refreeze any meat that you've thawed in the refrigerator. While refreezing may change the quality of the meat some (leaving it a bit drier), it's a perfectly safe practice. Just pop the meat back in the freezer within a few days of thawing, and pull it out when you need it.

For more information about refreezing foods, check out the USDA website:

USDA: Safe Food Handling

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How to Package Meat for Freezing


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