What Is the Shelf Life of Frozen Meat?


Quick Answer

The shelf life of frozen meat depends on the type of meat, with beef, veal, lamb and pork lasting between four months and twelve months and poultry lasting between nine months and a year. Whether or not the meat has been ground prior to freezing impacts its frozen shelf life.

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Meat stored at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit have a much longer shelf life in the freezer than meats stored in a refrigerator that is at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, which only lasts several days to a week. Meat that has been cooked and frozen at below zero is safe to eat between one month and six months.

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