Ever wonder if all of those food preparation “rules” that you just always followed have any basis in fact? To help consumers protect themselves and their families from food poisoning, the Ad Council, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, FDA and CDC and their Food Safe Families campaign as well as the Partnership for Food Safety Education are setting the record straight on food safety to save you time, money and most importantly, peace of mind, that your food is safe for your family’s consumption.
Here’s one myth that I have ALWAYS believed was true:
MYTH: “I can’t re-freeze foods after I have thawed them – I have to cook them or throw them away.”
I can’t tell you how many times I have pulled meat out of the freezer, thawed it in the fridge and then ended up not using it right away. Two days later, I am trying to figure out what to make or cooking it just for the sake of getting it cooked because I was ALWAYS told that you couldn’t refreeze meat! It’s nice to see that I WON’T be killing my family if I just throw that roast back in the freezer!
Check out this interesting infographic below – are any of these myths ones that you believed?