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Does freezing kill bacteria?


Freezing does not kill the organisms that cause spoilage. It halts their growth temporarily. When food becomes warm again, bacteria multiply as they do in fresh food.                

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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