There are three definitively safe ways to defrost food, remembering that when food gets defrosted the bacteria in it start multiplying and therefore it is imperative that food is never thawed on a counter nor left at room temperature for more than two hours. Here are the three ways to ensure safe defrosting.
It is possible to defrost food in the refrigerator, it will take longer to defrost however it is a very safe option not to mention that food thawed in this method can be refrozen, however it will lose taste quality and texture (this is still not recommended with a meat such as chicken). Another method of defrosting is by using cold water, it is a lot faster than leaving food in the refrigerator to defrost, however it does require more attention than the fridge method. It is highly recommended to use a bag when defrosting the food you must use a plastic bag or a Ziploc bag to make sure no bacteria touches the food. Once this food has defrosted it must be cooked immediately and only once it has been cooked it then can be frozen again if required. Did you know that it is possible to cook food without thawing it? It is safe to do so, however it will take fifty percent longer than if it is fresh or defrosted. Finally it is possible to defrost using the microwave, the food needs to be cooked immediately after thawing and this food needs to be frozen only once after being cooked.
Defrosting food can be safe as long as it is watched or done in the recommended manners. Never defrost your food outside in the sun or in hot water as this is a breeding place for germs and other bacteria’s which are harmful when digested.