Feb 282008

I often asked how long does this last? I was reading the magazine Fine Cooking this month and they had this great chart that I thought I would share with guidelines for safe storage times from the USDA.

Refrigerated, Frozen
Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal
3-5 Days,4-6 Months
Chicken & Turkey
2 Days, 6 Months
Ground Meat
1 to 2 Days, 3 to 4 Months
Sausage Raw
1 to 2 Days, 1 to 2 Months
Ham, Whole fully cooked
1 Week, 1 to 2 Months
1 Week, 2 Months
1 to 2 Days, 3 Months
Sliced Deli Meat
3 to 5 Days, 1 to 2 Months
Soups and Stews
3 to 4 Days, 2 to 3 Months
Broth and Stock
1 to 2 Days, 2 to 3 Months

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  One Comment to “How Long Will This Last?”

  1. You come up with the best things to write about, this was really informative. Now, I really have to clean out my freezer.

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