Defrost safely!

"Isn't it okay to leave something out on the counter before I go to work?"

Defrost safely!
  • Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

  • Defrost small portions in cold tap water.

  • Defrost during cooking or in the microwave.

  • Avoid defrosting on the countertop during the day - this allows bacteria to grow.

Try This

Take a frozen item out of the freezer tonight and place in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner.

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Food Handling Tips

Steps for safely defrosting meat.

Food Handling Tips: How to Thaw Meat and Chicken Safely - Home Made Simple

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