How to thaw food safely
- Do not thaw food at room temperature. It is safer to thaw food by defrosting overnight in the refrigerator, or by using the microwaveoven.
- In microwave oven:
- Remove food from store wrapping (foam trays or plastic wrap) that may release chemicals into foods.
- Allow 6 to 8 minutes per pound of food when thawing in microwave on low heat. Once food is defrosted, reheat on high heat.