Wwyd with defrosted items in a food box?

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What would you do with defrosted food from a food box?
 59%  [ 45 ]
Throw out  
 18%  [ 14 ]
Use right away  
 22%  [ 17 ]
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 76



Post Thu, Jun 24 2021, 6:23 pm
A lot of perishable items (fish sticks, French fries, hot dogs etc) I received in a food box were mostly defrosted. Would you refreeze or throw it out?
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Post Thu, Jun 24 2021, 6:24 pm
Meat or fish I’d cook and then refreeze. French fries or bourekas or veg or vegetarian sausages etc I’d refreeze.
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Post Thu, Jun 24 2021, 6:25 pm
Depends how long since distribution started. If just started I’d refreeze.
I just picked up boxes that were sitting outside and someone there told me they were out 24 hrs bec distribution had been scheduled for day earlier and they were left over.
Of course I threw everything out that was perishable
. A guy took right before me and no one told him and I hope he realized it sat out 24 hrs in 75 degrees

ETA: hot dogs were probably never frozen.
French fries is refreeze.
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Post Thu, Jun 24 2021, 6:32 pm
Like S1 said. Meat/chicken/fish I would either use right away or cook and then freeze. French fries, waffles, falafel balls, pizza-refreeze. Fish sticks aren’t eaten in my house and I would give them away with full disclosure about the frozen status.
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Post Fri, Jun 25 2021, 8:18 am
I called meal mart yesterday because my chicken nuggets were defrosted. The person I spoke to said it's safe to refreeze.
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Post Fri, Jun 25 2021, 8:27 am
You guys are still getting food boxes?
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Post Fri, Jun 25 2021, 8:31 am
Rappel wrote:
You guys are still getting food boxes?

Yup. If the school doesn't have free/subsidized lunch they can still give out boxes.
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Post Fri, Jun 25 2021, 8:36 am
Was it still cold, very cold?

If it was very cold refreeze
If not only refreeze parve stuff
If it was room temp dump
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Post Fri, Jun 25 2021, 9:01 am
Most items I'd refreeze. But I know what came from the boxes, so if it looked, smelled, or tasted strange when I took it out, then I'd throw it out.
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