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Old 09-15-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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? on ground turkey package

I have a ground turkey package from WalMart and noticed the package bubbling up a bit after I froze it. Would it be okay to cook or should I discard the whole thing?

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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I have a ground turkey package from WalMart and noticed the package bubbling up a bit after I froze it. Would it be okay to cook or should I discard the whole thing?
I hate to waste foods, but I'd rather chuck it than be sick..If that was ours, it would go to the cats or the garbage..Better safe than sorry.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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After it was frozen right?? The package itself 'bubbling" up or the contents "bubbling" out??....Sorry, I'm confused Miss Dina!
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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when ever i buy ground turkey there always tends to be a nice sealed but full of air in the package.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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It is unusal for it buble after it is frozen. I would defrost and sniff - you will be able to tell if it is bad.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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I'd take it back to Wal-Mart.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:41 PM   #7
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The plastic cover on the package was what bubbled up, not the meat itself. I defrosted it then smelled it and it seemed fine. Cooked it through and still smelled fine. It's now simmering with some Sloppy Joe sauce.

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I won't be buying any more meats at WalMart, that's for sure. I will do all of my meat shopping at our local grocery store. I've never had problems there thankfully. May take me two stores to shop at but I don't mind driving down 1/4 mile to H.E.B.
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:02 PM   #8
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Sweetheart - that bubbling after freezing is completely & totally normal. I've been buying & freezing ground turkey (& other ground meats) from WalMart & other markets for well over 30 years now & it always happens. Doesn't make any difference whether it's a brand name or a store name. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the meat, & you need not refrain from buying it from WalMart or any other market where it ultimately happens to you.

Again - it's PERFECTLY NORMAL. There's NOTHING WRONG with the meat.
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I'm one of those people that don't buy meat and freeze it or really buy and freeze anything!

And I really can't picture what is happening anyway Dina Could it be the turkey expanding? Is that what it is doing, expanding?
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #10
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No - the air in the plastic/styrofoam package expands & sticks the plastic out a bit. That's all. The meat stays exactly the same. No difference in quality. No difference.
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