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Which corned beef to try? [moved from Los Angeles Area board]

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desertlizzy Dec 29, 2011 01:09 PM

Does anyone know how long a corned beef that is vac-packed can be kept in freezer? Have one that expired 5/2010! Is it good enuff ya think?

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    acgold7 Dec 30, 2011 12:08 AM

    If it's been frozen solid in a chest freezer without a defrost cycle, it will likely be just fine. If it's been in a regular no-frost freezer that has defrost cycles, it will have been thawing and refreezing a little bit each time, and the texture may well have suffered. But it won't be dangerous, just maybe a little mushy.

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      desertlizzy Dec 30, 2011 11:05 AM

      @acgold7 - It's been in a refrigerator top freezer. No defrosting.

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      lovetocookPEI Dec 29, 2011 01:13 PM

      Not sure about the corned beef but since it has been frozen I would try cooking it. The quality may have suffered but it should certainly be safe. I rely on this site when I have a safety question re: food :

      http://www.stilltasty.com/

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        desertlizzy Dec 29, 2011 02:24 PM

        Thank you. Yah - main point here is better safe than sorry!

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