Our refrigerator stopped working this a.m. due to a blockage in our ice cube line, had to put all items in cooler all afternoon, if frozen veggies thaw in a cooler, can they be refrozen? Thank you!
Frozen vegetables that thaw may be re-frozen provided that they have not completely thawed, unless the vegetables are in a cream sauce or are part of a meat dish or frozen dinner. In those cases, it is best to disposed of those partially thawed items. Check to see if the vegetables still have some ice crystals. If so, they usually can be refrozen. If the food is completely thawed but still cold to the touch, it is best to use the food immediately or dispose of it.