Pork Roast Re-Froze after partial thaw-Is it safe to thaw again & cook?

I took a pork roast out of the freezer, put on the counter for a few hours until about half thawed, the outside was still cool. Then I put it in the fridge to thaw the rest of the way.

Well, overnight our Samsung fridge (Do NOT buy a Samsung, go online & search ‘class action suit’) went beserk and became a freezer. EVERYTHING froze, veggies, lettuce, milk, condiments AND the pork roast re-froze.

Is this pork roast safe to thaw again, cook and eat? Husband says yes, I say NoNoNo...

Alex Fenton
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Lori T. October 9, 2020
Since your roast did not completely thaw, and you say it was still cool when you returned it to the fridge, I'd say it was still safe to thaw and eat. However, it would be best to thaw in the fridge, if that's possible. The meat may be a bit drier, due to the thaw/freeze/thaw cycle- but pork is usually pretty forgiving with that. Pick a recipe which will braise the roast, which will help conserve moisture. Had it thawed entirely at room temperature, it would be a different story. But fortunately, it didn't.
 
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