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Batch cooker, left out overnight, safe to freeze?

  • 27-03-2020 11:23am
    Registered Users Posts: 439 ✭✭

    *title should read 'batch cooked' , not batch cooker*

    As the title says, I batch cooked yesterday evening. I made a bean stew with chorizo and tinned tomatoes. It was ready at 7pm. I put portions into sealed containers, waiting for them to cool before I froze them. Problem was, I went to bed and forgot to put them in the freezer and saw them all on the worktop this morning. I put them into the freezer at 7am this morn. Are they safe to freeze after being out for over 12 hours after cooking, bearing in mind they would have still been warm in the containers for a few hours after initially cooking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,046 ✭✭✭wildwillow

    Should be alright, especially depending on the temperature in the room overnight. The fact that they were in sealed containers makes them safer.
    Maybe use them sooner rather than later and make sure the defrosting and reheating is done correctly.
    Defrost in microwave so time from freezer to table is short.

    If the room is very warm overnight and they were still warm to the touch I would be more wary.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Politics Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,108 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dizzyblonde

    Mod note:
    Food safety advice is forbidden in this forum. Better to google a food safety website with information that you can trust.

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