I have a meat in my deepfreeze for 7 months!

@zabawaus (1734)
United States
March 15, 2009 10:16pm CST
Well i was cleaning my fridge and see this meat i bought 7 months ago and it was under some other stuff that's why i didn't see it that long, It was frozen, do you think it will be ok if i defrost it tomorrow and cook it, or it is already bad and i better throw it away?
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@lilybug (21183)
• United States
16 Mar 09
It depends really on how cold it was kept. If it was in the deep freeze it should be fine. Here is what I found when searching online for the answer. Theoretically, when meat is frozen correctly and maintained at the optimal freezing temperature, it should stay good forever. However, it is hard to guarantee, particularly with home freezing, that the meat will remain safe and of good quality for eating. The following is a list of how long most meats can be frozen and maintain a high quality. * Bacon or sausage: one to two months * Ham, hot dogs or cold cuts: two to three months * Raw roasts, steaks or chops: four to twelve months * Raw ground meat: three to four months * Cooked meat: two to three months * Raw, whole poultry: one to two months * Raw poultry parts: nine months * Cooked poultry: four months * Raw, wild game: eight to twelve months http://www.wisegeek.com/how-long-will-frozen-meat-stay-fresh.htm
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@lilybug (21183)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks for best response.
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@zabawaus (1734)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Your very welcome , it was very helpful answer , i thank you for your respond, have a great day!
@roxa19 (115)
• Romania
16 Mar 09
my personal opinion is to throw it away, i don't think it is good after all that time in the fridge. i'm pretty sure the meat has lost all hers proprieties, and you risk to get sick.
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@zabawaus (1734)
• United States
17 Mar 09
hello roxa, Thank you for your reply, well i already cooked it and my husband ate, i didn't because i am a vegetarian, he ate 3 hours ago and he still looks ok, I warned him and he will let me know if he feels bad and we will go to hospital :) Thank you for your reply and have a good day!
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
it is better for you to throw it. though its been on your fridge for 7 months. but still you have to be more careful in cooking meat that have been stored for months. you can be food poisoned and so its better for you to throw it in the trash. meats that are stored longer developed some green patches or molds and its dangerous to eat.
@zabawaus (1734)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Hello markroderick, Yes i guess you are right i still don't know what to do but again thank you for your concern and answer , have a great day!
@lynnemg (4541)
• United States
16 Mar 09
If it isnt freezer burnt, and it is sealed good, it will probably be just fine. I think that most meat can be frozen up to a year safely, but don't quote me on that. I know that I have used meat that was frozen for longer than 7 months and it was fine.
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@zabawaus (1734)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Wow with this discussion i learned another new stuff, " freezer burnt " I made some research about freezer burn and learned. I never knew something called freezer burnt. Thank you so much for letting me know. I guess i will be able to cook it tomorrow. Again thank you for your advice too. Have a great day.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Hi! zabawaus! I think that it would be wise to throw it away. 7 months is like a while now. I think that it may not be too good to eat since it has been frozen that long. Don't eat it even if it looks fresh..
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