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Consult this chart and follow these tips. These short but safe time limits will help keep refrigerated food held at 40°F or below from spoiling or becoming dangerous.
- Purchase the product before “sell-by” or expiration dates.
- Follow handling recommendations on product.
- Keep meat and poultry in its package until just before using.
- If freezing meat and poultry in its original package longer than 2 months, overwrap these packages with airtight heavy-duty foil, plastic wrap, or freezer paper, or place the package inside a plastic bag.
Because freezing at 0°F keeps food safe indefinitely, the following recommended storage times are for quality only. The don’t freeze indicates that the quality of the products is not acceptable if frozen.
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