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If I defrosted meat on Monday night, cooked it on Tuesday night..can I reheat it Wednesday night?

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hattyyellow Wed 20-Aug-08 09:25:08

How long is it safe to keep on eating defrosted meat for and is it safe to reheat it?

I'm being extra cautious as I'm pregnant..

Any help gratefully recieved.

Verso Wed 20-Aug-08 11:09:59

I would guess that as long as you reheat it THOROUGHLY then eating it again today is fine - but not again tomorrow.

I think red meat is safer generally than reheated chicken - but someone please contradict me if I'm wrong here! (And randomly from my working-in-a-pub student days I remember that defrosted cooked rice is one of the worst things of all for nasty bugs!)

rosmerta Wed 20-Aug-08 11:16:46

I would reheat it once but not again, and any leftovers after that would be thrown out.

Not sure if that's what you're supposed to do however!

OsmosisBanana Wed 20-Aug-08 11:29:02

I would. Only reheat the amount you intend to eat though.

hattyyellow Wed 20-Aug-08 11:58:01

Cheers so much all, that's really helpful .

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