Package of fajita meat leaking
I bought a package of sliced steak from freshdirect. The package seemed fine and I put it in the freezer. I defrosted yesterday in the fridge and when I picked it up today it had leaked quite a bit of raw meat juices. I always assumed these packages were air tight. The meat smelled fine. I'm not sure if it's ok to use though. And yes, I do get paranoid about food safety which is why I thought I'd see if anyone else would be bothered. It's marinating now in chilie and garlic. Thanks!
Packages of fresh meat from the supermarket leak. That's why the little absorbent "mattress pad" is placed between the meat and the foam or plastic tray. Defrosted beef exudes additional bloody liquid, because freezing ruptures the cell walls, so that once they thaw, they leak. Nothing unsafe about that.