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Can you refreeze deer meat?

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Although there may be a noticeable loss of flavor and quality due to lost moisture during thawing, deer meat can generally be refrozen once thawed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any foods left at room temperature for more than 2 hours after thawing should not be frozen, however.

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While refreezing may take away from the flavor of the venison, it is safe to do this, assuming the meat was thawed in a refrigerator. Many people even claim to not be able to perceive a difference in taste between thawed and refrozen meat, and meat that has been frozen only once before cooking.

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