Refreeze turkey

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by jrudolph305, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2009
    Meadows of Dan, Va
    We buy frozen turkeys and like to grind them up and make sausage. Have heard you should not refreeze poultry twice unless it has been cooked. Any thoughts?
  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    if it is safe to eat it is safe to freeze..
  3. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    if it is thawed in a frig and kept cold then you can refreeze at least that is what the usda says
  4. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    We were always told, not to growing up. But I think it was cause you have to remember that the meat was already out for a few days. So next time you pull it out've freezer you would want to use it quick. IE, not let is sit in the fridge for a few days.
    I always write "USD" on packs, For me it stands for "Use Same Day" Just so I don't have to worry about mixing up meat.
    Sounds awesome that your making your own turkery sausge cool!! I might have to try this!
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Food handlers regulations say yes, it must be cooked before it is refrozen.

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