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Thursday, February 23, 2012

How Long to Keep Meat in the Refrigerator

How Long To Keep Meat in the Refrigerator

Below are some basic guidelines for storing meat in the refrigerator.
• Raw ground meat, all poultry, seafood and variety meats: refrigerate one to two days.
• Raw roasts, steaks, and chops (beef, veal, lamb, and pork): refrigerate three to five days
• Cooked meat, poultry, and seafood: store in refrigerator three to four days.
A refrigerator should be set to 40 degrees or below. Use a refrigerator thermometer to ensure your refrigerator is at an appropriate temperature. It is important to use food in a timely fashion to help maintain freshness. Over time even chilled foods will spoil.
Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

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