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Can I safely stuff a chicken or turkey before freezing it?

Do not stuff before freezing because there is a high risk of food poisoning. Thawing and cooking pre-stuffed frozen birds takes too long and provides a perfect environment for bacterial growth. Stuff a thawed bird just before you put it in the oven to cook. Better yet, cook the stuffing separately.               



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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