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Offline Wonder

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Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:09:13 am »
Does anyone know who long vacuum sealed meat will keep once defrosted. I defrosted the meat in the fridge and it's still vacuumed sealed in the original vacuum sealed bag. Not sure if it's the same as defrosting meat in normal packaging or lasts longer.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 03:41:35 am »
I wouldn't keep the meat for more than 48 hrs once defrosted.
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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 03:57:20 am »
2 days I woukd think.
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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 05:48:26 am »
Just open it and smell it. If it smells ok it is fine. If it smells ok and is a bit slimy then rinse it and smell it again. normal bacteria won't kill ya anyway if thoroughly cooked. If  in doubt curry it or give it to the dog or your neighbours dog if ya don't have one.

I like to live dangerously and probably would just re freeze it. Done that plenty of times. Do I hear screaming NOOOOOOO! Don't care it is all about the nose and eyes.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 06:24:31 am »
Have to agree with Gert. Smell it and check for slime factor.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 07:21:17 am »
Gert the moulder it is the better is your motto ;D
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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 07:32:58 am »
Hasn't killed me yet.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 07:44:52 am »
My BIL a butcher has always told me that vacuum sealed meat lasts 3 times longer . It's because air cannot get in. I have often taken packs out of the freezer to the fridge and eaten them 5 days later.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 07:50:43 am »
Welcome to the forum Kerry. Thanks for the advice.  :D

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 08:56:19 am »
Kerry you are one smart gal. Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 08:59:44 am »
I'm with you Gert, only if in doubt chuck it out.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 09:02:19 am »
Good to see ya Aussie Brenda. Had to laugh  though, if in doubt I let the dog make the choice.

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Re: Defrosting vacuum sealed meat
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 02:15:21 am »
ask a dog ;D ;D ;D

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