Cooking Tips

Thawing Meat

• In the refrigerator: Plan ahead as this is the slowest thawing technique. Small frozen items may thaw overnight in the refrigerator, while larger items will take significantly longer. • In a microwave on the defrost setting: Plan to cook the food immediately after it has thawed in a microwave, because some areas of the food may have begun cooking during the defrost cycle. [...]

Freezing & Refreezing Meat

• Depending on the cut, uncooked meat can be stored up to 6 months in the freezer. Larger cuts, like steaks and roasts, can be safely stored for up to 6 months. Smaller cuts, such as beef steaks, should not be frozen for more than 4 months, and minced meat should not be frozen for more than 3 months [...]

Storing Meat

Plastic will make the meat sweat. Remove meat from it's plastic as soon as possible after buying and store in the fridge. Store in the coldest part of the fridge. Meat should be transferred to a non-plastic dish and covered with foil or loosely covered [...]

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