Can You Refreeze Food?


Yes, you can refreeze food that has thawed out. The food may lose some moisture, but it will be safe to eat. You can also refreeze food that has been cooked and eat it at a later date.
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It is not advisable to refreeze food since microbes present in the food do not die after the food has thawed. Freezing does not kill bacteria in food, it only minimises its multiplication. Once the food has been allowed to thaw, it will continue to multiply at the same exponential rate it was multiplying prior to the first freezing activity.
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