Food Safety Issues/vacuum packed meat thawed

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can I refreeze  marinated chicken in vacuumed bags?

Answer
Hi Robyn,

If the chicken has been defrosted in the refrigerator and it has only been defrosted 1-2 days it is safe to refreeze.  

If it's over 2 days, I suggest you cook the chicken then refreeze the cooked chicken. For best quality, defrost and use the cooked chicken within 3 months.

Carol

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Carol Schlitt

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I can answer questions on home food safety, sanitation and home food preservation.

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I am a former Extension educator, nutrition, wellness and food safety, having retired August 1, 2010. I am a food safety instructor for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a ServSafe Instructor/Proctor and have my own company, Safe & Savory Solutions, Inc - www.safeandsavorysolution.com

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National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Past President and current Historian), St. Louis Culinary Society.

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BS - University of Illinois MS - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

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