How To Store
Healy Family Meats at Home

By freezing our products at the right moment, we use nature’s best preservative, ice. Here's our guide:

Nature's way of storing food

Freezing is nature's best way of preserving food. For centuries food was stored with either salt or ice, holding in all of the key nutrients and never wasting a thing.

Food Waste

We are able to help you reduce your waste at home by encouraging you to get to know your freezer. From batch cooking to holding the ingredients for everyday simple suppers without needing to plan ahead.

We individually pack each portion so you can take what you need, when you need it and leave the rest for another day. You can defrost your meat by taking it out the night before to thaw gently, or thaw the individual cut of meat on a plate covered on the bottom shelf in your fridge for a few hours before cooking.

Our individually packed cuts mean you have full control over your food waste.

No Chemicals or Preservatives

We never add any nasty preservatives or chemicals to our meat, we don't want to eat them so why should we make you? To ensure our produce reaches you perfectly with plenty of time for you to enjoy it, we believe freezing to be the purest and healthiest way to store our meat.

Flavour First

Just like harvesting corn at the perfect moment, or fish from our seas, creating the perfect eating sensation for our meat is no different. At Healy Family Meats we hang every carcass including our poultry. By hanging each carcass we are removing up to 30% of water, which not only intensifies the flavour but improves the texture of our meat. When our meat is at its very best we individually pack and blast chill each cut, providing you with the optimum eating sensation.

Safe Storage

Freezing food can reduce many potentially harmful microbes.


We have been producing quality meat, in harmony with nature for over 70 years. We have tested every single part of our process from field to fork, carefully trialling and tweaking every aspect in between. Our mission is always to produce food that you can eat with complete confidence and we stand behind every step in our process.

How to store Healy Family Meats

Your meat will arrive frozen, see pack for shelf life, each cut of meat is labelled with a use by date.

When your meat arrives simply pop it into your freezer.

When you have selected what meat you would like to eat for the day, thaw items by leaving them on the bottom shelf in your fridge on a plate covered overnight before cooking. Once thawed leave to stand for 20 minutes at room temperature before cooking.

Remember once thawed use within 2 days.

Want to know more?

We're always on hand for advice and guidance, so do give one of our team an email at or call if you have any further enquiries.