Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12256 Members
65 Forums
72904 Topics
982877 Posts
134 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
91 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1849 Guests and 402 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2542
Offset number plates 562
Death at Leasowe Train Station 492
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 426
Planet Earth Tonight 275
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 255
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 207
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 203
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 99
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 82
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
11 minutes 53 seconds ago
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Today at 08:53 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:12 PM
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
Today at 06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
Today at 05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
Today at 05:57 PM
hi
by Dilly
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 10:58 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#357096 - 13th Oct 2009 5:47pm How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted?
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Ive been doing this for years, re-freezing food etc after its been in the car too long, or iv had it in the fridge etc, and im generally one of the healthiest people around (other than my silly lips lol) bar congenital conditions, which don't actually affect me.

So why does all food say once defrosted/thawed, it should not be frozen again.

I understand the logic behind the rule for meat and fish, but pastry and vegetables I can't work out.

Having said that though, it would'nt be the first time id re-frozen meat products, in fact I have done it quite a lot over the years.

Should I be dead by now? Or is this just another "red tape" rule, the same as BBE dates and Use By dates, where the chances are so low of it affecting you in any way, its not even worth thinking about, they just say it so they can't be held liable/to be arses.

Top
Food Advertising
Click me Visit us on FaceBook Lots more to eat !!

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#357109 - 13th Oct 2009 6:16pm Re: How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted? [Re: MattLFC]
Danny888 Offline
Addict

Registered: 10th Aug 2009
Posts: 288
Loc: Wirral
Because when its refrozen then heated, more moisture is lost and generally makes things taste different to how they 'should' be eaten/enjoyed

Top
#357111 - 13th Oct 2009 6:17pm Re: How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted? [Re: Danny888]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
So its not generally unsafe then? This is what people suggest when I have asked in the past.

Cheers!

smile

Top
#357112 - 13th Oct 2009 6:18pm Re: How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted? [Re: MattLFC]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19087
Loc: Bob Land
Germs in frozen food are dorment not dead. So you defrost it and they multiply over time esp in room temp. Freeze again- more dormant germs
Defrost again-lots more germs to multiply.


Edited by RUDEBOX (13th Oct 2009 6:21pm)
Edit Reason: Missed out 'key' word
_________________________
Mia Mabel


Top
#357115 - 13th Oct 2009 6:25pm Re: How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted? [Re: RUDEBOX]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
So my body is immune to germs then?

How about if the food is very well cooked (I never undercook anything), does this minimise the risk?

Top
#357116 - 13th Oct 2009 6:31pm Re: How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted? [Re: MattLFC]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19087
Loc: Bob Land
Prob minimises it a bit. As you say its on packaging to protect manufacturs arses.
Imagine tho takin home quiches from a buffet (leftovers).
Cooked-frozen-defrosted-left to sweat in a room for 5-6 hours- rescued-refrozen-defrosted. Its gotta be minging, even if it tastes ok?!
_________________________
Mia Mabel


Top
#357210 - 14th Oct 2009 2:48am Re: How Come Food Can't Be Re-frosted? [Re: RUDEBOX]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9895
Loc: Birkenhead
Different bacteria multiply at different temperatures, there is a particular band around 5C to 10C that some real nasties can multiply at an alarming rate. The more time the food spends in this temperature band the higher the risk.

If you are lucky the bacteria aren't there to multiply, but if they are there, even in extremely small quantities then there is a major risk of firing in all directions if they are given conditions that allow them to multiply significantly.

The reason for the temperature band is sometimes due to the balance between different bacteria where there is a predator/prey balance. Change the growth rate of one and the self-controlled balance stops working, permitting the growth of the prey bacteria.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Today at 06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:26 AM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
For Sale & Free
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
Today at 06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
Today at 05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
Today at 05:57 PM
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Nov 2011
Posts: 47
Newest Members
nickyrob32, GeorgeHand, BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize
12256 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Today at 06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:26 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 82
Will It Work For You 73
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:50am
Sunset Wed 7:42pm
Local Time Wed 10:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me