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Is there any brand of frozen entrees from the freezer section in the store that is relatively healthy for you?

Is there any brand of frozen entrees from the freezer section in the store that is relatively healthy for you?

There are many....: When it comes to frozen foods you want to watch for added fat and sodium. A brand that i personally reccomend would be kashi. If possible try to buy organic when it come to your final selection. Another great way to get a healthy meal fast is with a good blender (i prefer a vitamix). It is easy to throw in some frozen fruit and protein powder as you rush on out the door. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I love my vegetables and i was wondering are frozen vegetables from the freezer aisle in supermarkets nutritionally as good as fresh veg?

Yes: Frozen vegetables in the supermarket are picked ripe and are then frozen and have good nutrients. All vegetable lose nutrients when you cook them though, so fresh raw vegetables and fruits are the best. ...Read more

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Doxycycline in the freezer, is it ok?

Doxycycline in the freezer, is it ok?

Tightly sealed?: If it's tightly sealed with no condensation it should be safe--but outdated tetracyclines can cause problems. Don't take too much old stuff too long. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put your bread in the freezer?

No: no and make sure you keep a date.... after a few months it will not be good anyway ...Read more

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Are the pedialyte freezer pops ok for both adults and kids?

Are the pedialyte freezer pops ok for both adults and kids?

Yes: This is expensive popsicles for an adult but there is no risk to their use. It is basically balanced IV solution with flavoring. If you have it you can use it. ...Read more

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I placed 2 steaks in the freezer 3 years ago. Is it safe to defrost broiled and eat it? Did not eat them yet

Wow. : Wow. Those are some old steaks! i think the answer regarding your 3 year old steaks will depend on how they have been handled. 1. Your freezer needs to be at a temperature of 0 degrees fahrenheit or lower. 2. Don’t ever refreeze raw foods. If you have steaks that have thawed and not been cooked; there may already be bacterial growth – so don’t refreeze! 3. You need to freeze the steaks before the expiration date on the package. 4. Only wrap the steak in moisture proof materials (freezer bags, freezer film wrap). If you use aluminum foil, it should be over plastic. 5. The steak should be double wrapped tightly. 6. Steaks in their original package can usually be eaten up to two weeks later (because the wrapping used at the store is not designed for freezing). Thus, you need to rewrap the steaks if you desire to freeze them longer than this. 7. If your steaks were properly wrapped and frozen, they may still be good quality at six to nine months. 8. If all the above requirements are met; they can be eaten well after the nine month point – however, expect possible freezer burn, tougher meat and decreased nutritional value. However, if the flavor is “off”, get rid of it. So, those are some basics for freezing steak. Personally, i don’t take all those steps, so i would throw the meat away. Freezing meat for prolonged periods requires some precision. Take care. Eat healthfully ! ...Read more

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Severe power outage. Is the odor from rotten food dangerous to health? Lingering from freezer/fridge for days after removal of food.

Severe power outage. Is the odor from rotten food dangerous to health? Lingering from freezer/fridge for days after removal of food.

Odor: The odor itself is not itself dangerous. However, the cause could be bacterial growth from the spoilage which could be. A thorough cleaning of the freezer is in order, and a examination of all remain food to ensure there is no smell to them or spoilage. Cleaning should include emptying and cleaning with a bleach solution. ...Read more

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At work sometimes i have to work in the freezer when I come out of it do I need to slowly warm back up. Or is that only in the movies?

At work sometimes i have to work in the freezer when I come out of it do I need to slowly warm back up. Or is that only in the movies?

Well,....: You are probably referring to severe hypothermia, and the treatment for that condition involves slowly returning the body to a normal temperature. Working in the freezer and wearing the proper clothing to do so, should not cause you to experience any hypothermia. Stay well, best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can you safely keep bread out of the freezer for if putting back in after and if you put it in there before reached its sell by date?

How long can you safely keep bread out of the freezer for if putting back in after and if you put it in there before reached its sell by date?

Bread is just bread: Nothing happens to bread except mold. Unlike other, more perishable foods, bread can come in and out of the freezer, and is not any more or less safe due to that. The reason is that a person looks at his bread to check for mold, and he feels the texture to decide if he wants to eat it. The sell-by date is not a strong determiner of breads edibility. If it feels right and looks right, it's a meal. ...Read more

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Can you kill salmonella in the freezer?

Can you kill salmonella in the freezer?

Not as well as cook: Freezing may kill some, but cooking is best. Freezing and refrigeration slows down bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Can i save my milk in the freezer for my child?

Can i save my milk in the freezer for my child?

Yes: .Breast milk pumped for the healthy child may be safely stored in the refrigerator (up to five days) or freezer (48 hours to 3 months). It can even be left at room temperature (approximately 77 to 79ºF or 25 to 27ºC) for up to four hours . Thawed breast milk can be safely stored in a standard refrigerator for up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can putting silverware in the freezer can cause botulism?

Can putting silverware in the freezer can cause botulism?

Botulinum toxin: Is not denatured by heating cooking or microwaving. The baceria, corynbacteria botulinum may be killed, but not the toxin. And you cannot freeze kill the toxin either. ...Read more

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How do they clean out ice freezers at fast food restaurants?

How do they clean out ice freezers at fast food restaurants?

Not enough: Interesting question. While it might be state specific, health departments don't test ice for bacteria and fungus, and they only do a visual inspection. The requirement to pass is the ice machines must be maintained enough to be clean at sight and touch. Freezing does not necessarily kill organisms, and dangerous bacteria and fungi have been found in ice from restaurants. Bagged ice may be safer. ...Read more

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How long would you store home made baby food in the fridge or the freezer?

How long would you store home made baby food in the fridge or the freezer?

Same as regular food: The baby food would be stored for the same amount of time you could safely store the food it was made from. ...Read more

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