Do you have a frozen pizza that you have had in your freezer for awhile?
Not sure if you should eat it?
Can frozen pizza get mold?
Yes, even frozen pizzas can get mold. If you notice any mold on your pizza, throw it away immediately. You can’t tell if it is safe to eat just by looking at the pizza.
Don’t try to cut off the moldy parts and eat what is left either – this may not be enough to kill the spores that are still in the food.
Can You Get Sick From Frozen Pizza?
Yes, moldy frozen pizza can give you food poisoning.
If you eat the moldy parts of the pizza or don’t get rid of all of them, there is a chance that you will get sick.
The good news is that it is highly unlikely that you will get very sick. It may just make you sick enough to make your tummy feel weird.
Can Frozen Pizza Have Freezer Burn?
Yes, frozen pizza can get freezer burn. Freezer burn is when ice crystals form on the surface of the pizza.
Freezer burn doesn’t make the food unsafe to eat, but it does make it taste gross because that ice crystals suck in all of the moisture from the food.
Most people wouldn’t even eat a pizza that had freezer burn, so you might as well just throw out any pizza that has freezer burn on it.
How Long Can You Keep Pizza In the Freezer?
While you can keep your pizza in the freezer for a long time , there are some things that you should know about freezing frozen food.
Freeze Fresh Food As Quickly As Possible : Frozen food shouldn’t be stored for more than two months at most. You can extend that to three or four months if it is something like fruit or vegetables, but anything with meat shouldn’t be stored longer than one month. If you freeze food, make sure that it is completely frozen before you put it back into the freezer.
Don’t Keep Just Leftovers : If it is something that you haven’t planned to eat for awhile, then freezing it isn’t a good idea. You should plan on eating all of the food within 2 to 3 months. Otherwise, it will go bad before you eat it.
The Expiration Date Is Important : When food gets freezer burn or moldy, it is no longer safe to eat even if the expiration date hasn’t passed yet.
Is It Freezer Burn Or Mold?
You may not be able to tell the difference between freezer burn and mold. Unlike mold, freezer burn is not pathogenic (meaning it isn’t dangerous). However, the more of the pizza that you eat, the more likely you are to get sick.
If you aren’t sure whether your food is mold or freezer burn – throw it away. You can’t trust your instinct about whether food will make you sick or not, so just throw it out if you don’t know for sure.
How To Freeze A Pizza
Freezing your pizza is the best way to make sure that it remains tasty for as long as possible.
You can also freeze whole pizzas, as well as individual slices. They all taste great if you defrost them properly.
Adding sauce to the frozen pizza makes sure that your pizza doesn’t dry out while it is in storage, although if you forget to cover the pizza with sauce it will still be okay.
The Verdict: What Can You Do?
Even if it is frozen, throw it out.
If you suspect that frozen pizza has mold on it, don’t eat it. If you want to eat some of the moldy bits (even though they will make your stomach feel weird), make sure you rinse all of the mold down the sink and then wash your hands before touching anything else for awhile.