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I saw a video by the makers of freezer bags that showed how to draw out the air from a freezer bag using a soda straw. Is this a good idea?


Although air left in food to be frozen is undesirable as it causes quality and nutrient losses, it is not safe to suck air from any product with a straw. This could be especially dangerous with poultry as it could cause ingestion of Salmonella bacteria. It is also unsanitary.          

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 

 


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