I got a really good deal on some Smart Organic Chicken (i know not the optimal Paleo protein source) -- but the "sell by" date was my purchase date. So I am going to cook some today and freeze the rest. How long is it good past the sell by date? I always thought --1 week in frig and 2-3 months in freezer--is that correct?
asked byTrynAgain (589)
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on November 25, 2012
at 04:27 PM
Frozen meat is good, microbially, forever. Quality wise, with a vacuum seal, is around 3-6 months for poultry, or 12 months for beef.
If I buy meat at the sell by date, I cook it that day or freeze it that day. It has been sitting around the store for several days at that point, and I don't want to extend it.