Is it safe to refreeze partially defrosted meat

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Is it safe to refreeze partially defrosted meat
« on: 01/10/2009 11:12:12 »
As a dedicated omnivore, I do enjoy the odd bit of lamb (& hogget).  I am also lucky enough to get it direct from farm.

But disaster struck the other day, the freezer where my meaty treats are stored broke down.
All was not lost, some was casseroled, a shoulder is in the fridge awaiting roasting but there is a leg that has been put into a different freezer and hopefully refrozen.  It had nearly defrosted.

My question is:  Is it still "safe" to eat?  If not - why not?
and a supplementary question will it still taste good? - If not why not?   


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« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2009 23:06:14 »
I asked a very similar question a few months ago. You'll find the answers here:
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=24111.0

I made myself a very tasty Thai Massaman lamb curry last weekend. Mmmm, delici.
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« Reply #2 on: 02/10/2009 11:07:35 »
Thank you I missed that one - i did a quick search, but oibviously used the wrong words...

Tis as I expected...

The casserole was fantastic and even better the second day...