Freezer Storage Time Chart

According to the USDA, foods that have been frozen to at least 0 degrees fahrenheit will remain safe indefinitely, however the quality of the food is reduced over time.  The following chart lists the typical length of time that food can be stored in the freezer before its quality is compromised.

Item Months
Bacon and Sausage 1 to 2
Casseroles 2 to 3
Egg whites or egg substitutes 12
Frozen Dinners and Entrees 3 to 4
Gravy, meat or poultry 2 to 3
Ham, Hotdogs and Lunchmeats 1 to 2
Meat, uncooked roasts 4 to 12
Meat, uncooked steaks or chops 4 to 12
Meat, uncooked ground 3 to 4
Meat, cooked 2 to 3
Poultry, uncooked whole 12
Poultry, uncooked parts 9
Poultry, uncooked giblets 3 to 4
Poultry, cooked 4
Soups and Stews 2 to 3
Wild game, uncooked 8 to 12


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  3. Thanks for this chart – very informative!

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