We’re all looking to make the most of our trips to the grocery store as we’re limiting trips outside the home due to precautions regarding coronavirus. One of the big questions is: if you stock up on meat, how long is it good for?

Warren Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing would like to help answer that question for a variety of products, whether it’s stocked in the refrigerator or freezer.

  • Bacon

This breakfast staple is a perfect comfort food and will leave your house smelling good while you’re mostly confined to it. Once opened, bacon is good for up to seven days in the refrigerator and a month in the freezer.

  • Sausage

You can cook up some sausages that are good for not only breakfast, but lunch and dinner as well. Raw sausage is only good for a couple of days refrigerated, but can last one or two months in the freezer.

  • Hard-Boiled Eggs

With fresh eggs being at a premium in some parts of the country, hard-boiled eggs are a solid backup plan. They are good for around a week in the fridge.

  • Tuna Salad

Tuna and other mayonnaise-based salads can last in the refrigerator for three to five days, so one batch can provide lunches for nearly the whole week. The FDA, however, says not to freeze it.

  • Ground Meat

Ground beef and other meats only last a couple days in the refrigerator, but they can be safely stored in the freeze for three to four months. Because of the amount of time it’s good for, it’s always good to have some of this in your freezer.

  • Cooked Ham

A cooked ham can usually serve a large number of people or account for several meals, and the even better news is that a cooked ham can last in the fridge for up to a week. You can even freeze some of it, and it will be good for two months there.

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