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Old 11-03-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Default Question about meat in freezer

I have a 3 1/2 lb. Rump Roast dated from Sept. 2008 in my deep freezer in my basement. I use this cut of meat for Pot Roast, I simmer it on the stove. Can I still use it? It does have some frost on one side of it. I can't believe I didn't use it last year.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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How was it wrapped/stored?
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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How was it wrapped/stored?
I only put it in a plastic freezer bag.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: On the coast, east of the everglades.
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I'd go by the old rule, "When in doubt, throw it out".
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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I agree with the above Hawaii.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I agree also.

Decided to try some Tom Yam soup I bought about a month ago for one of those 'in a hurry and eat' times. Last night happened to be one of those times.

When I checked the bottom of the can it had expired in May of this year! It was probably fine, but not worth it.

If it's past it's time, then can't be of much value.

What's the time limit for freezer .. one month for seafood or smoked foods and three months for the rest?

Of course, then we'd have to get rid of everything, wouldn't we?
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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12 months is usually the limit for beef roasts, and you're at 14 months. If I was faced with this situation, I'd go ahead and cook it, but I'd have a plan B in place in case the roast doesn't turn out. In my case, if the roast tasted off, it would end up mixed in with the dog's food over a period of time.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Thanks everyone, I will toss it, I don't want to take the chance of someone getting sick. BTW, now I keep a list of what I put in that freezer and with dates.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Unless your refrigeration went off, there is little to fear about a roast that has been frozen. It may not have as good a texture but if you use it in a stew, it is doubtful that you'll even notice that.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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A Handy little piece of info to bookmark:

Freezer Storage Chart
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