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How long to store meat in freezer

julieg Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Im clearing out my freezer and have got bacon and sausge thats been there a couple of months is it still ok to eat,im terrible at worrying about making sum1 ill,im sure it is but was just wondering how long other people keep sausage and bacon in their freezer for
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
did you buy the sausage fresh or frozen? most fresh sausages state on packet-freeze on day of purchase and consume within one month.
#2
They were fresh from a butchers
#3
julieg
They were fresh from a butchers


I wouldnt eat them after a month then-others may tell you different
#4
Yes they will be absolutely fine! My parents and my friend's parents eat stuff from the freezer that's been in there over a year.
#5
yup i think they'll be fine. i usually keep meat for upto 2 months in the freezer
#6
they will be fine
#7
I just threw out a nuke meal that I removed from the freezer with a use-by date on it of Aug 2009 :w00t:
#8
StevenA2000_uk
I just threw out a nuke meal that I removed from the freezer with a use-by date on it of Aug 2009 :w00t:


I would have eaten that, no problem :oops:
#9
From the foods standards agency:

How long can I keep foods in the freezer?
This depends on the type of food and also on your freezer. It’s a good idea to check any instructions on food labels, or in the handbook for your freezer, on how long food should be frozen.

In theory, food could be safe to eat after years in the freezer, as long as it has stayed frozen during that time. But it may not be very nice to eat, because the taste and texture of food changes if it is frozen for too long.
#10
StevenA2000_uk
I just threw out a nuke meal that I removed from the freezer with a use-by date on it of Aug 2009 :w00t:


thats nothing when i done food shopping for the first time, after moving in with OH i found stuff from 2002 :lol: that was 2 years ago:w00t:
#11
angus11
I would have eaten that, no problem :oops:

Its yours at postage cost only...one time offer!!! LOL......


ilovepink
thats nothing when i done food shopping for the first time, after moving in with OH i found stuff from 2002 :lol: that was 2 years ago:w00t:


I'm shocked to my very core at such poor food maintenance......who's responsible for this :whistling:
#12
StevenA2000_uk
Its yours at postage cost only...one time offer!!! LOL......




I'm shocked to my very core at such poor food maintenance......who's responsible for this :whistling:


a single guy who lived alone (with memory disorder):p

its not like it no more thou

i remeber he had one oven tray and it was rank!
#13
ilovepink
a single guy who lived alone (with memory disorder):p

its not like it no more thou

i remeber he had one oven tray and it was rank!


that's it, always blame it on the guy :roll:

:p
banned#14
barky
I wouldnt eat them after a month then-others may tell you different


+1
#15
I have never understood why a bought frozen product can be frozen for a year+ but they say if you freeze fresh you can only do it for a month. If you only have a month you may as well leave it in the fridge as buying a month is hardly worth it.
#16
StudentJo
From the foods standards agency:

How long can I keep foods in the freezer?
This depends on the type of food and also on your freezer. It’s a good idea to check any instructions on food labels, or in the handbook for your freezer, on how long food should be frozen.

In theory, food could be safe to eat after years in the freezer, as long as it has stayed frozen during that time. But it may not be very nice to eat, because the taste and texture of food changes if it is frozen for too long.


a few months. less than a year.
#17
I've eaten meat from a freezer that's probably been years old in the past, So long as it remains frozen and you cook it properly it should be fine.

In fact I've eaten frozen sausages before and I'm still alive..!!!
#18
Jumpingphil
I think you need to go back to school.
2002 was 8 years ago, not 2. :giggle:


She means 2 years ago she found stuff that was dated 2002 - making it 6 years old at the time of finding. Am I right?

OP - the meat will be fine as long as it has been in a proper freezer and not just the icebox in a fridge.
#19
Jumpingphil
I know what she meant.
I was having a laugh, hence the giggle.


:giggle: I got you phil!!! ;-)
#20
I would personally eat meat from the freezer within 3 months that's about it! :)
banned#21
pinkleponkle;7932859
I have never understood why a bought frozen product can be frozen for a year+ but they say if you freeze fresh you can only do it for a month. If you only have a month you may as well leave it in the fridge as buying a month is hardly worth it.

I think the manufacturers are just covering themselves and also they want you to throw it away so you have to buy more.

I put all kinds of meat in my freezer for up to a year and it always comes out fine. Its the defrosting you need to pay more concern too. Some people really do it wrong.

My mate complained that a takeaway gave him food poisoning at the weekend until I told him that it wasnt the best idea in the world to defrost frozen king prawns in a bowl of hot water earlier that day for lunch! :w00t:

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=5]Never defrost seafood / meat at room temperature[/SIZE][/FONT]
banned#23
jeeze i have bacon and sausage in my freezer thats probs a year old, will still eat it, you will know by the stench if its safe to eat
1 Like #24
If sausages are frozen and stay frozen, they'll be safe to eat for years, as long as they were safe to eat when they were frozen.
A couple of months is no problem.


The labelling you get on packaging is belt & braces.

Think of those Siberian mammoths!
#25
chesso
If sausages are frozen and stay frozen, they'll be safe to eat for years, as long as they were safe to eat when they were frozen.
A couple of months is no problem.


The labelling you get on packaging is belt & braces.

Think of those Siberian mammoths!


But would you eat one?!!!!!!!! :w00t:
#26
shibi din
But would you eat one?!!!!!!!! :w00t:


Prefer it to squid!:-D
banned#27
me thinks op has a freezer fetish ( is that how you spell it)
#28
sassie
me thinks op has a freezer fetish ( is that how you spell it)

That's how you spell it but it's not what you mean. :w00t:
I think you mean phobia.:-D
banned#29
chesso
That's how you spell it but it's not what you mean. :w00t:
I think you mean phobia.:-D


nope i meant fetish, shes always talking about it/her/she/freezer whatever she calls hers
#30
sassie
nope i meant fetish, shes always talking about it/her/she/freezer whatever she calls hers

Oh OK - I hadn't noticed.:oops:

Should be a lovingly cleaned freezer then.:thumbsup:

I'd eat anything from it.

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