How proper pork storage can help you survive a Zombie Apocalypse
How long can I keep pork in the Refrigerator or freezer before it goes bad? If you cook with Chef Cecil’s products you probably will never have this problem, just in-case your planning to bring a few friends over for good food and drinks, but your Doomsday Prepper neighbor has warned you that the forecast calls for a Zombie Apocalypse. A little education will help you handle that dilemma!
1st Calm down. It’s a fact everyone knows that Zombies don’t like BBQ. In the unlikely event that you do find the walking dead, Zombie shuffling toward and clutching a bottle of Poultry Heat I would recommend that you run! As you may have realized by now, ChefCecil.com products taste great on almost everything and I am sure if we conducted a survey 9 out of 10 Zombies would recommend the Poultry Heat seasoned Brain to the Brain seasoned by the other guys.
2nd As you run to your neighbors "bug-out bunker" you are going to wonder how to convince him to let you in after all those days you laughed at him? I have a suggestion. You're going to need a little meat storage education.
Read the labels on meat packages and pay attention to "best before" or "packaged on" dates. Pork storage times vary depending on a few factors, but if its packaged properly:
Fresh Pork in Refrigerator 36-40degF/2-4degC
- Ground Pork 1-2 days
- Roasts, Steaks, Chops 2-3 days
- Sausage 2-3 days
- Variety Meat 1-2 days
Fresh Pork in Freezer 0degF/-18degC
- Ground Pork 1-3 months
- Roasts, Steaks, Chops 8-10 months
- Sausage 2-3 months
- Variety Meat 3-4 months
Processed Pork in Refrigerator 36-40degF/2-4degC
- Cold Cuts 3-5 days (If vacuum packed refer to the manufactures before date)
- Ham 3-4 days (If vacuum packed refer to the manufactures before date)
- Sausage 3-7 days
- Bacon 7 days
- Leftover Cooked Pork 4-5 days (Leftover cooked pork should be cooled, uncovered, at room temperature, then covered tightly and refrigerated or placed in a freezer within an hour of cooking)
Processed Pork in Freezer 0degF/-18degC
- Cold Cuts 1-2 months
- Ham Not Recommended
- Sausage 1-2 months
- Bacon 1 month
- Leftover Cooked Pork 2-3 months (Leftover cooked pork should be cooled, uncovered, at room temperature, then covered tightly and refrigerated or placed in a freezer within an hour of cooking)
Please remember these are suggestions you may want to research this topic further on your own. Don't take my word for it. Keep your meat covered properly and cold. If it looks or smell funny or there is any doubt toss it out. Armed with this knowledge perhaps you bribe your way into the bunker with the promise of cooking your neighbor a Poultry Heat seasoned Pork Chop in a day or 2 if necessary.