Will eating freezer burned meat hurt you?

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asked Apr 21, 2020 in Other-Food Drink by Jtahoe88 (210 points)
Will eating freezer burned meat hurt you?

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answered Apr 24, 2020 by layla (46,150 points)
Freezer burned meat is still safe to eat so no eating freezer burned meat will not hurt you.

The freezer burn on the meat just changes the taste and quality of the meat but it does not pose any harm to your health when you cook the freezer burned meat.

Just make sure you cook the meat fully and you can safely eat the freezer burned meat.

I like to throw the freezer burned meat into soups and stews but I will eat it just like it is too.

Meat would only be able to rot in the freezer if it got warmer than 0 F for too long in the freezer.

Such as if the freezer were unplugged or the power went out to the freezer or the freezer quit working and could not keep the meat cold enough or cold at all.

Then in those cases the meat could rot in the freezer and spoil in the freezer.

But as long as the meat remains frozen the meat actually can last for a long time and still be safe to eat.

Although the longer the meat is in the freezer the less fresh and tasty it becomes.

But it's still very safe to consume it.

And according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, any food stored at exactly 0°F is safe to eat indefinitely.

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