All of our products are individually vacuum sealed for protection
locking in the natural juices and flavor and then flash frozen fresh
for storage. Generally beef steaks and roasts can be stored in your
freezer at 0 degrees F or below for up to 12 months.
Food safety is always a primary concern, with this in mind Great
West products should always be thawed in your refrigerator in the
vacuum packaging, unless otherwise directed. This allows the product
to thaw slowly while retaining the natural juices essential for
great flavor. Steaks and hamburger will usually thaw overnight or
within one day in your refrigerator. Larger items such as roasts may
take a few days to fully thaw.
Allow proper time for thawing. Thawed steaks may be re-frozen so
long as they remained refrigerated and have not thawed longer than
Never thaw products at room temperature or under hot water. Do
not be alarmed if the vacuum packaging leaks while the product thaws
in your refrigerator. This results from small pin holes which may
occur during freezing and/or shipping. As long as the product has
been maintained frozen and then refrigerated while thawing there is
no need for concern. Place meat on a plate or in a pan to catch any
fluid during thawing.