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    Once you freeze venison (or other meat) it can't be thawed and then refrozen. Two identical pieces of venison steak were harvested. One was frozen, thawed and cooked while the other was frozen, thawed, re-frozen and re-thawed before cooking.

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    Although there may be a noticeable loss of flavor and quality due to lost moisture during thawing, deer meat can generally be refrozen once thawed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any foods left at room temperature for more than 2 hours after thawing should not be frozen, however.

    Secondly, how many times can you thaw and refreeze meat? this isnt a safety issue were discussing. According to the USDA, refreezing previously-thawed meat is safe to do, as long as the meat was thawed in the fridge and not out on the counter at room temperature, or worse, in a microwave.

    In this regard, can you freeze meat twice?

    Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze the cooked foods. Freeze leftovers within 3-4 days.

    Can you grind frozen meat and refreeze?

    Once ground meat starts thawing, it should be used as quickly as possible. However, if you have unground meat (that is not thawed) and grind it, you should be able to re-freeze it. Any time you start thawing meat, bacteria starts growing in a geometric progression.

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