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Shredded BBQ pork [Moved from Midwest Board]

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6djn1961 Nov 29, 2007 03:42 AM

I bought some cooked BBQ shredded pork I could only get it in a 4 lb. pkg. is it ok to thaw and seperate into smaller packages and then refreeze. thanks for any help you can give me

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    grouper Nov 29, 2007 04:03 AM

    I'm pretty sure the rule of thumb is to never refreeze meat products. I don't know if I would take the chance.

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      ricepad Nov 29, 2007 06:42 AM

      You don't have to thaw it completely...just let it defrost until you can break it apart into smaller chunks (I'd go with about a pound each). If there are still some deep ice crystals, you're fine.

      1. xtal Nov 29, 2007 09:14 AM

        I've never had a problem refreezing shredded meats, as long as it's properly reheated before serving.

        1. toodie jane Nov 29, 2007 10:18 AM

          Defrosting and refreezing may cause some flavor and texture damage, but not certain of this.

          If the meat is now frozen into a block form, why not take a large heavy knife to it and cut it into slices or chunks, then repackage using freezer paper or zipper bags, excluding air for less chance of freezer burn.

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