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6-8 months is the rule of thumb for frozen raw meats. However, I wouldn't keep deer meat or other wild game meats for more than 4 months as well as frozen cooked meats. Some people say a year is fine, but I think better safe than sorry. Meat can be frozen for months, as long as it is used as soon as you defrost it, and don't refreeze it. It varies depending on the type of meat. See the following link for specifics: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FactSheets/Focus_On_Freezing/index.asp
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If it is preserved properly below minus 20 degree temp the shelf life could be upt 24 months
Until it molds Which would be a very long time. Mold doesn't grow in a properly cold freezer (usually 0-10F.) Really you can keep food frozen until it dries out, and even long…er if you're ok with freezer burned food or it is something you can rehydrate effectively. Beef tends to toughen the longer you keep it in the freezer, so have that in mind with what you want to use it for. Hamburgers, for example, are best with the freshest beef you can use, while taco meat, or other dishes where you break up the meat while cooking, is not as bad with old frozen meat.
depends maybe less than a month?
Hi. According to the chart inside our freezer it should be OK for up to 3 months.
If this is stored in an airtight container, it can last up to a year. If stored in freezer bags less than that. About 3 months.
Frozen meat should not be allowed to thaw at room temperature due to the possibility of bacterial growth as portions of it warm up. Meat can be quick-thawed in the pack…age under running cold water or it can be thawed in the microwave. If using either of these methods, the meat should be cooked immediately after thawing. The recommended method of thawing is to accomplish that in the refrigerator.
frozen meats can last upto 3 years in a freezer but can not be defrosted then re-freezed due to the bacteria in the meats not being dormant. once meat has been de-frosted it …has to be cooked within 3 days 4 maximum
It depends on the quality of the preparation and freezing process. Quality can begin to noticeably deteriorate as early as 1 month, and almost certainly by 6 months.
in a meat freezer
Hot dogs and luncheon meats - 1 to 2 months Bacon and Sausage - 1 to 2 months Ham - 1 to 2 months Poultry, cooked - 4 to 6 months Poultry, fresh (uncooked) - 9 months …to 1 year Fish and seafood, uncooked - 2 to 3 months Fish and Seafood, cooked - 3 to 6 months Steaks, chops, roasts, etc. - 6 to 12 months
If properly done, vacuum sealing will drastically extend the life of your food. The following are approximate shelf lives for vacuum sealed products: Fresh Meat: To maximize …product life, store fresh meat in the freezer. Fresh meat should maintain its freshness for 2-3 years. Under alone, fresh meat should last 2-4 weeks. Ground Meat: To maximize product life, store ground meat in the freezer. If vacuum sealed properly, this product should last for up to 1 year. If refrigerated, ground meat should last for 1 month. Fish: To maximize product life, store fish in the freezer. Once frozen, vacuum packaged fish will last for up to 2 years. If refrigerated, fish should last 1 week.
I let a steak defrost in the fridge (although ours is fairly cold) and the steak lasted 10 days.
Frozen food is transported in refrigerated vehicles or containers.