Prep Guides for Pork – Storing

August 30, 2012

storing pork in tupperware

Follow these guidelines to store pork safely.

Refrigeration

Here’s how long pork products will keep in the refrigerator:

  • Fresh, prepackaged pork cuts – 2 to 4 days
  • Ground pork – 1 to 2 days
  • Ham – 3 to 4 days
  • Sausages, hot dogs, bacon – 7 days
  • Prepared leftovers – 4 to 5 days

If you cannot use pork within the recommended time frames, wrap well and store in the freezer.

Freezing

Here’s how long pork products will keep in the freezer:

  • Pork cuts – 6 months
  • Ground pork – 3 months
  • Prepared leftovers – 3 months
  • Ham, cubed or sliced – 2 to 3 months

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