When you are at the supermarket, don’t think that everything you see if perfectly safe. Here are some safety tips when buying Frozen Foods:
- Choose hard, cold packages. Even at the supermarket, freezers may be malfunctioning. Warmed-up containers can lead to an increased risk of food-poisoning from growing micro-organisms.
- Lean in. Select frozen foods from the back of the freezer case. Those items usually remain the coldest and most frozen.
- Look for telltale drips. These are the number #1 sign that the food inside has thawed or melted. This could make them more vulnerable to bacteria growth. So if, say, an ice-cream container or yogurt has a stream down the side, put it back and grab one that doesn’t.
- Expiration Date. Even though their shelf life is much longer than non-frozen foods, frozen foods do have an expiration date when buying frozen foods.
– Adriana/The Moms Buzz