Defrosting food at room temperature can compromise the safety of your food.
To ensure the safety and quality of your meals please use one of the following
methods to thaw:
Thaw in the refrigerator. Plan ahead and remember to
place in the refrigerator 1 -2 days in advance of cooking.
Thaw under cold running water. Place your meal in
a leak proof bag if it is not already and defrost under cold running water.
Thaw in the microwave. Since all microwaves are slightly different use
the defrost cycle and keep an eye on your dinner. Thaw in short bursts
and break up or ease pieces apart as they thaw to allow even distribution.
If thawing food in a zip lock bag, flex the bag occasionally to distribute
the microwaves evenly.
Cooking Frozen Meals
Almost all the Chop Shop meals can be cooked or reheated from frozen. Please note
that cooking time will increase by at least one and a half times the cooking time
indicated on your label.
Once food is thawed in your refrigerator it is safe to refreeze
it without cooking, however, there may be a loss of quality because
of the moisture loss through defrosting. After cooking raw foods
that were previously frozen, it is safe to refreeze the cooked foods.
If previously cooked foods are defrosted in your refrigerator, you
can refreeze any unused portion.