Would this cause any cross-contamination issues since the meat is frozen and wouldn't be dripping down onto any of the frozen prepared meals that have already been cooked?

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    Are we taking about a domestic or a commercial situation here? In the latter, sometimes there are rules to minimise risks that would be regarded as insignificant at home, so the answer may be different.
    – Chris H
    Feb 18, 2019 at 7:31
  • Commercial situation.
    – Katie
    Feb 19, 2019 at 20:55

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Are you not wrapping the meat (and the prepared food)?

Wrap the meat, put them in sealable bags (*) (ziplock type) and you should be OK.

If your meat melts in tour freezer and start dripping, then you have a bigger problem than cross-contamination, fix your freezer.

(*) or better put the meat in a vacuum bag if you have the machine to do it.


In my experience, it's OK so long as the meat is in a sealed container or bag. However, it's always preferable to place meat on a separate space because it helps prevent your frozen prepared food getting the smell of meat, not to mention the health and safety aspects of having raw meat near cooked food.

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