Steaks last about three to five days in the refrigerator, while ground beef lasts about one or two days. A chicken or turkey that is whole or chopped into pieces lasts about one or two days, while pork and lamb chops last three to five days.
Bacon lasts about seven days in the refrigerator, while raw sausage from pork, chicken, turkey or beef only lasts one or two days. Cooked meat or poultry has a shelf life of about three to four days. A package of hot dogs lasts about two weeks if not opened, while an opened package lasts about a week. An unopened package of lunch meat lasts two weeks, but an opened package lasts three to five days.