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How long will frozen meat keep?

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2009-09-26 19:01:17
2009-09-26 19:01:17

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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