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Offline Rob

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Food Safety Issue
« on: October 27, 2010, 11:34:05 am »
I have two sides of beef in my chest freezer in my basement. Over the past 1-2 weeks, there was a freezer failure, and some of the meat thawed. I am not sure how long it has been thawed, but I suspect under 2 weeks. It was still cold, as most of the meat was still frozen solid, and most of the thawing meat was semi frozen. All meat was vacuum packed and flash frozen when butchered. In a panic, and in an attempt to save my meat, I ran out and got another freezer, and moved a bunch of meat to my freezer in my fridge. I am not sure which of the meat has been previously thawed at this point.

So, any thoughts on eating this meat at this point? Any fear about the food becoming tainted? Any thoughts of identifying meat that should be avoided?

All meat was from a pastured, grass fed, hormone/antibiotic free cow.

I just got this cow a month ago, and have just finished last year's side of beef, so I have not yet had any of it. I'd hate to lose it. It is a lot of meat (including organs) and was a decent amount of money.

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Re: Food Safety Issue
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 12:23:05 pm »
I think you should be good

Since you have some concern I would eat a little bit and see if anything happens. And take it slow until your concern vanishes.

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Re: Food Safety Issue
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 03:04:06 pm »
Fears re food-poisoning are unfounded. Just eat it. It is grassfed after all, not grainfed.
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Re: Food Safety Issue
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 07:13:07 pm »
I think one thing about freezing is that you can't mess about with cooked food, thawing it and refreezing it then cooking it, or the harmful bacteria will go wild. You should be ok with raw though.


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