Do you know the shelf life of your groceries? According to the FDA and this chart from howlongtocook.org meat products vary from bacon safe in the fridge for a week to unpackaged ground meat which only is safe for about 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Food that is put in the freezer should be wrapped tight in plastic wrap and sealed in an airtight bag or container. Chicken if wrapped properly can last up to one year in the freezer safely. The thawing process also has to be done safely to ensure proper food handling techniques. This is a great chart to keep close to the kitchen.
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