Do Storage Conditions Have Any Impact on Frozen-Meat Quality?

How you store frozen meat does have an impact on the quality of frozen meat. Freezing meat is a great way to store and protect it from spoilage. Fresh meat can technically last indefinitely when stored at the correct temperature, so the key is to store frozen meat under the proper conditions to preserve the quality and flavour of the meat itself. 

Following safety precautions helps reduce the chance of spoilage, as well. Some freezers may not be able to keep the temperature consistently low enough, so storage times can vary. 

Even after following the correct safety and storage procedures, people should avoid any meat that looks or smells odd. 

Best Practices for Storing and Freezing Meat 

Storing frozen meat 

 Safe storage can protect meat against quality and flavour loss as well as bacterial growth. You can safely store Halal Frozen Meat and Halal Frozen Chicken in the freezer at 0°F (-18°C) which reduces the temperature to a point that inhibits most bacterial growth. 

Temperatures warmer than this can allow bacteria to grow on the meat, which can make a person sick. This is why meat stored in the refrigerator typically only lasts for a few days.  

 Preparing meat for freezing 

Wrap all meat before freezing. You can either freeze the meat in the store packaging it came in or put it in an airtight plastic bag.  

 Refreezing meat 

Once raw meat has been defrosted properly, it is still technically safe to freeze again, though it may lose flavour and quality is refrozen. To retain flavour, it’s better to cook defrosted meat and then refreeze. 

 How long to freeze meat 

Freezing meat at 0°F (-18°C) will technically preserve it indefinitely. However, the quality of the meat may drop after some time, and very long freeze times may cause noticeable changes in the quality and taste of the meat. Because of this, various types of meat have different storage lengths to ensure that they are still high quality once thawed out to eat. 

 Tariq Halal offers a vast array of high-quality Halal frozen food which is available for in-store purchase and online delivery across London. Whether you purchase fresh or frozen halal meat, you can be sure that it is of the finest quality available.