Food facts 5 foods you shouldn’t put in the freezer

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Here they are.

play Foods in a freezer - foods you shouldn't put in the freezer. (Jamie Oliver)

Freezing food is a convenient method of lengthening the shelf-life of food and also a way to save on costs.

There are some foods however that you should never put in the freezer.


Frozen milk separates into chunks and becomes extra watery when thawed. It poses no threat when ingested but is not exactly suitable for eating cereal with.

play Milk - foods you shouldn't freeze. (Courtesy)

Any food that you’ve already defrosted

Especially meats or chicken. Once defrosted, you should never return the thawed food into the freezer. Doing this can attract harmful bacteria to the meat.

play Frozen meat - foods you shouldn't freeze. (Healthy Diet Base)


If already thawed, cook the meat and return it back to the freezer.



Freezing yoghurt tends to change its texture as it will separate after being thawed. This basically makes it terrible for drinking. You can however cook with it.

play Yoghurt - foods you shouldn't freeze. (The Hope Newspapers)



Cheese already has a great fridge life so there’s no need to place it in the freezer. Hard cheese becomes brittle in the freezer while soft cheese crystalizes while in the freezer.

play Cheese - foods you shouldn't freeze. (CNN)



play Soda - foods you shouldn't freeze. (USA Today)


Putting soda in the freezer seems like an easy way to get it chilled faster but it can actually prove dangerous. The aluminum can explode.

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