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Refreezing thawed, frozen cooked whelks?

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Frusty Apr 2, 2013 09:24 AM

Hi,

I bought some frozen cooked whelks, defrosted them at room temperature but only ate half of them.

Then I immediately put the remaining ones back in the freezer.

Is it safe to defrost them again and eat them cold?

  1. Davwud Apr 2, 2013 09:36 AM

    I don't think so.

    I've operated under the assumption that once thawed, it has to be consumed or cooked before refreezing. A few years ago someone posted a link to the USFDA website where it said that as long as whatever was thawed and remained cold (in a fridge) it was okay to refreeze. I now use this guideline.

    DT

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      Frusty Apr 2, 2013 09:57 AM

      Thanks for the reply. :)

      Yeah that's the problem, I defrosted the bloody things at room temperature.

      My original plan was to eat the whole bag but once again my eye's were bigger than my belly. :P

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