1. Money
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?

By

freezerburnedham.jpg

Freezer Burned Ham

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Question: Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?

Answer:

Freezer burn is simply the result of air coming into contact with food, and while the color changes and dry spots it creates may not look appetizing, freezer burned food is, in fact, completely safe to eat.

If the damaged area is small, cut it off before or after cooking to preserve the quality of your meal. If the damage is extensive, consider tossing the food. While safe to eat, the quality will be poor.

Source: USDA

To prevent freezer burn in the future, refer to these resources:

 

  1. About.com
  2. Money
  3. Frugal Living
  4. Food Savings
  5. Preserving Foods
  6. Freezing Foods
  7. Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.