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freezer burn

noun
1.
light-colored spots that appear on frozen food, caused by loss of surface moisture due to faulty packaging or improper freezing methods.
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  • The results may aid in designing molecules that keep organs alive longer and prevent freezer burn.
  • King fish steaks stored unwrapped and have freezer burn.
  • Freezers with automatic defrost use more energy than manual defrost products and can also dehydrate food and cause freezer burn.
  • Avoid products with white spots, which indicate freezer burn.
  • Cut off any freezer burn on the meat as it will not look or taste appealing.
  • Frozen products should show no evidence of thawing and re-freezing, freezer burn, or any off color or odors.
  • To avoid freezer burn, it is best to double wrap the meat in plastic or freezer paper, taking care to squeeze out all air pockets.
  • The new equipment will keep costs down, the perishables will stay fresher longer and there will be less freezer burn.

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