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
- In microwave oven:
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.