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frezzeer door left half opened

freezer was full and there was chicken ,round stake in there freezer door pops open when you shut refigator door im just wonderinfg if food is still safe to use. theres also ice on it

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Mine does that too. As long as it doesn't stay open for too long, it should be ok I would think.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • As long as the food never got about 40 degrees you should be okay.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:23 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • As long as it didn't thaw out you will be fine.
    christy_lvr

    Answer by christy_lvr at 1:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Since you still had ice and not water I would say it is ok. As a general rule, the food has to be more than 50% thawed to count as a "thaw" - so yours is likely mostly frozen, and ok.

    An easy way to prevent a scare in the future - move all the meat to the back of the freezer where it won't thaw as fast. Put the ice cubes, frozen dinners, pizza, etc up front since it won't matter as much if they get thawed.
    .science.mom.

    Answer by .science.mom. at 2:29 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

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