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Ground Meat
Ground beef, veal, pork, lamb, & mixtures of them 1 to 2 days 3 to 4 months
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork
Steaks 3 to 5 days 6 to 12 months
Chops 3 to 5 days 4 to 6 months
Roasts 3 to 5 days 4 to 12 months
Variety meats — tongue, liver, heart, kidneys, chitterlings 1 to 2 days 3 to 4 months
Cooked Meat Leftovers
Home Cooked Meat 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 months
Hot dogs & Luncheon Meats
Hot dogs
Opened package 1 week 1 to 2 months
Unopened package 2 weeks 1 to 2 months
Luncheon meat
Opened package 3 to 5 days 1 to 2 months
Unopened package 2 weeks/ Use-by date 1 to 2 months
Bacon & Sausage
Bacon 1 week 1 month
Sausage, raw — from pork, beef 1 to 2 days 1 to 2 months
Smoked breakfast links, patties 1 week 1 to 2 months
Hard sausage — pepperoni, jerky sticks 2 to 3 weeks 1 to 2 months
Ham, fully cooked
Vacuum sealed at plant, undated, unopened 2 weeks 1 to 2 months
Vacuum sealed at plant, dated, unopened "Use-By" date on package 1 to 2 months
Whole 7 days 1 to 2 months
Slices 3 to 4 days 1 to 2 months