No I do not.
I have had some grated cheese defrost slgihtly and re froze it but I do not re freeze anything else.
This question came about as a friend of mine (from Europe) had never heard that you do not re freeze meat...I thought everyone knew that.
BUT she is OK and has done it all her life, so now I do not know why you are not supposed to do it?!
I'm with you Finy and I never would. Perhaps in Europe meat never manages to get up into the temperatures where "bugs" start to happen . . . I have no idea but I sure wouldn't risk it. I also find it odd that your friend habitually does it. Once or twice, maybe, but regularly. . . ? It's a no from me.
Euwwwww. That's just diddly dumpling disgusting right there. That baby would be pushed down the driveway to arrive smack bang in the trailer to go to the dump if it was here . . . there could be dead cats and dogs in there! (or worse)
I would Not do it!
Do not care if they say you can....
There is a danger zone, they say and anyway....I only have 20% of certain foods that are in my freezer.I HATE frozen meat, and stopped freezing other foods as well, if I can not get it fresh! why bother.
I cannot see why anyone would do this!!! Surely if you have thawed something out, it is because you wish to use it?!
I know that several people DO re-freeze items,but once it has been thawed from frozen,I would be very concerned about bacteria which can form easily multiply and be so detrimental to our health! It just seems a silly thing to do........ By the way, I live in the tropics and am EXTREMELY aware of nasties which can quickly be found in food when not stored correctly!
According to food professional if the food spends a cumulative time of 4 hours or more in the temperature danger zone it should be tossed. She said it is best to portion it so you only thaw what you need instead of taking out a whole chicken for instance a thawing and cutting of a piece everyday.
NO, never. Have a girlfriend that even refreezes seafood (prawns). I tell her that those prawns have probably been frozen once before she even got them….she doesn't care. I tell her that she can give them to anyone she chooses, BUT not to me. Good Grief !