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Defrosting 101: How to Defrost Your Local Ontario Meats

We want you to love your Farmway Foods products and enjoy sharing delicious meals with your family! Because our meats are quick-frozen and vacuum-packed, most of our products need to be properly defrosted before they can be enjoyed. That’s why we want to share the best way to defrost your local Ontario meats.

How to Defrost Your Farmway Foods Meats

  • Remove the product you’d like to cook from your freezer.
  • Place the product in your refrigerator to defrost. Keep the product sealed in its original vacuum-packaging while defrosting.
  • Defrosting times may vary per product (please refer to the specific product instructions on the box or on our product pages). Many products can be defrosted overnight in the refrigerator (with the exception of fish and breaded products, which should be cooked from frozen).
  • Cook the meat as soon as it’s defrosted.

For more information regarding best defrosting practices, please refer to the instructions on the CFIA and Health Canada websites:

“The safest way to defrost any food is in the refrigerator. Place the meat in a clean container or platter that will hold any juices leaking out of the food. Place it on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent accidental cross-contamination of other food. Cook the meat as soon as it’s defrosted.”
Health Canada

It’s important to us that you’re able to fully enjoy your delicious Farmway Foods products and cook them in the healthiest, safest way possible!

If you have any specific product questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Thank you for being a loyal Farmway Foods customer! Enjoy cooking your local Ontario meats and creating amazing dishes for your family!