Protect Your Meat with Proper Care and Storage
Keep meat at its best, fresh meat prepackaged for self-service should be stored, unopened, in the refrigerator in the original wrapping not to exceed 2 days (large cuts-roasts,pot-roasts 3-4 days) If it is wrapped in our 100 gauge freezer film it may be placed and stored in a freezer for up to 6-9 months. All of our already frozen meat products are wrapped in this 100 gauge freezer film.
- store at 0oF. or lower immediately after purchase.
- for top quality, use within 2-3 days of purchase.
- Ground meats and variety meats should be used in 24 hours.
Maxium Meat Storage Time
|(36o to 40o F.)||(at 0oF. or lower)|
|Beef (fresh)||2 to 4 days||6 to 9 months|
|Veal (fresh)||2 to 4 days||6 to 9 months|
|Pork (fresh)||2 to 4 days||3 to 6 months|
|Lamb (fresh)||2 to 4 days||6 to 9 months|
|Ground Beef, Veal,||1 to 2 days||3 to 4 months|
|and Lamb||1 to 2 days||3 to 4 months|
|Ground Pork||1 to 2 days||1 to 3 months|
|Variety Meats||1 to 2days||3 to 4 months|
|Luncheon Meats||1 week||not recommended|
|Sausage, fresh pork||1 week||60 days|
|Sausage, smoked||3 to 7 days|
|Sausage, dry and||2 to 3 weeks|
|semi-dry (unsliced)||2 to 3 weeks|
|Frankfurters||4 to 5 days||1 month|
|Bacon||5 to 7 days||1 month|
|Smoked ham, whole||1 week||60 days|
|Ham Slices||3 to 4 days||60 days|
|Beef, corned||1 week||2 weeks|
|Leftover cooked meat||4 to 5 days||2 to 3 months|