Sent by Linda
Editor: Linda, freezing to 0°F does inactivate any bacteria or molds on your food, but once the food is thawed, they become active again. To be safe, assume that storing food in the freezer is like hitting the "pause" button on its shelf life, not rewinding it completely.
Here's more helpful information on freezer safety:
→ Freezing and Food Safety at the USDA
Readers, do you have any tips or information on safely freezing foods?
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