The USDA recommends that hamburger be kept in the refrigerator no longer than two days after purchasing. Hamburger should be refrigerated at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below.Continue Reading
Keeping ground beef in the fridge for no more than two days minimizes the growth of harmful bacteria and preserves the freshness of the meat. If the beef will not be used within that timeframe, it can be frozen indefinitely instead. When thawing, do not leave the hamburger at room temperature for more than two hours.
To further avoid the chance of ingesting illness-causing bacteria, hamburger should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees.Learn more about Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Hamburger, like other raw ground meats, can be refrigerated for 1 to 2 days in a refrigerator set to 40 Fahrenheit or below. The cooler temperature helps slow the growth of bacteria, though it doesn't completely stop it.Full Answer >
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends storing fresh steaks and roasts in the refrigerator from three to five days and ground beef only one to two days. Beef roasts can be stored in the freezer from four months to one year, while steaks can be stored from six months to one year. Hamburger has a freezer shelf life of only three to four months.Full Answer >
Raw turkey can be stored for one to two days in the refrigerator before cooking. When thawing turkey in the refrigerator, it takes 24 hours per 4 to 5 pounds of turkey, meaning a 20-pound turkey can take up to six days to thaw completely before the storage time commences.Full Answer >
Fresh salmon can last up to two days in the refrigerator. Smoked salmon lasts up to a week. To maintain freshness, one should refrigerate or freeze salmon shortly after purchase.Full Answer >