Phyllo pastry

Rauf asked 3 weeks ago

How long would phyllo pastry that is used with raw eggs last in the freezer?

Is there any issues when you put the frozen phyllo pastry in the refrigerator and let it thaw in the fridge? It is safe as there would be more moisture build up in the packet?

1 Answers
Mark Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Greetings, Rauf
Foods can be frozen for an indefinite period of time without increasing food safety risk. This is because pathogens do not grow when frozen. The main issue to consider is whether long-term freezing unfavorably changes flavor, texture, and other sensory properties.
When thawing, there is a minimal food safety risk as long as the frozen food does not exceed 40 degrees F during thawing. If temperature does exceed 40F, it must be for less than 4 hours.
The only pathogen that can grow below 40 degrees F is Listeria monocytogenes, and it does so very slowly. If you are going to bake the pastry after thawing, then any pathogenic bacteria, including Listeria monocytogenes, would be killed.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Mark 

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