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Freezing raw chicken and pork

valia | Feb 11, 201407:20 AM

I bought a large bag of unfrozen chicken leg quarters in juices and a pack of thin cut pork chops on Sunday afternoon and left them in the fridge, thinking I would separate them out and freeze them at a later date. However, I read on the USDA website that they should have been consumed within 1-2 days of refrigerating. They have been in the fridge for almost 48 hours. I just stuck them in the freezer in their original packages- since they are sealed I am unable to smell them. Are they safe to eat or should I just throw them away?

Also, if they are safe to eat, should I cook them immediately after thawing when I do decide to take them out of the freezer?

I have a bad habit of opening my fridge a lot and leaving it open for at least a minute. Please let me know if these meats are safe, I'd hate to throw them away but don't want to get sick either. Thank you.

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