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Prairie Fare: Freezing a smart way to preserve foods


“Is my frozen turkey still safe to eat? I think it has been frozen for two years. I also found a roast at the bottom of my freezer, and I’m not sure how long it has been there. Is that OK to eat?” my caller asked.

“Let me ask you a couple of questions. Was your food solidly frozen the entire time? Did you have any power outages?” I responded.

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Julie Garden-Robinson
Julie Garden-Robinson is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.