Double checking if my food is ok to eat after moving freezer in house move.

What I did was put food in bags when removal van came, took it over to new place, left freezer unplugged for a day but put what I could in freezer bag inside the freezer, the freezer was still iced up the next day, everything rock solid cold which surprised me as I thought at very least it would be starting to defrost.

The chicken I had in there was rock solid.

Is it safe to eat though? Even the burgers were rock solid though they were in a pack of 8 so the surface area means they would stay frozen longer)

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  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    If everything is still frozen solid then it will be fine to eat.

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  • TiddlywinksTiddlywinks Forumite
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    dekaspace wrote: »
    What I did was put food in bags when removal van came, took it over to new place, left freezer unplugged for a day but put what I could in freezer bag inside the freezer, the freezer was still iced up the next day, everything rock solid cold which surprised me as I thought at very least it would be starting to defrost.

    The chicken I had in there was rock solid.

    Is it safe to eat though? Even the burgers were rock solid though they were in a pack of 8 so the surface area means they would stay frozen longer)

    I'm always super cautious about frozen food and the possibility of it thawing and then re-freezing... it's a recipe for disaster.

    Have a look here:

    https://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/power_outages.html
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    I'd eat it.
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  • monnagranmonnagran Forumite
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    Don't worry, it'll be fine. It sounds as though it didn't defrost enough to do any damage.

    Sensible to check though. Well done.
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  • I'm always super cautious about frozen food and the possibility of it thawing and then re-freezing... it's a recipe for disaster.

    Have a look here:

    It didn't thaw though, and even the walls of the freezer were just as solid and full of ice as when it was turned off(helps its cold in flat)

    I would panic more if it was frozen but starting to defrost but there was no sign, in fact as a test I tapped the chicken on side of sink and it was like a boulder even the day after it came out of freezer.
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