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Guidelines on freezing food? Do I need to throw away?

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luscus Mon 01-Jul-13 13:22:21

I froze a few items of fresh meat back in March. Poultry, salmon, beef mince and so on. For some reason I thought it would last six months, but the packs says to use within one month of freezing, meaning that I've grossly overestimated.

A friend says it depends on the freezer you have, to lengthen the time food can be kept frozen. But I'm really confused now, and embarrassed, that I don't know this.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 01-Jul-13 13:25:06

Good grief, there's stuff lurking on my freezer that's over 18 months old. I'll get round to using it sometime in the next six months I'm sure. It may be a bit dry and need longer slower cooking to tenderise it, but health wise, it's fine! As long as you have a proper freezer, ie. one that goes to -18deg and not just an ice box in a fridge, you'll be fine.

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 01-Jul-13 13:28:17

i'm pretty sure it'll be fine.

If it's a proper freezer then you do get about 6 months.

like sparkle said

MERLYPUSS Tue 02-Jul-13 12:05:01

As long as it's not freezer burnt I am sure it will be ok. I have stuff that's over 1 yr old too.

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