Does Frozen Meat Go Bad?


Quick Answer

Frozen meat does not go bad if the freezer is maintained consistently at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the frozen food does not expire, the quality of the meat diminishes with time.

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Does Frozen Meat Go Bad?
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To maintain the quality of meat, the USDA recommends a maximum storage time of 12 months for roasts, steaks, chops, wild game and whole poultry. The recommended maximum storage for other types of meat is as follows: nine months for poultry parts, four months for ground meat and two months for ham, hotdogs and lunchmeats. These USDA recommendations are for uncooked meats only.

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