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How long can I store frozen foods?

Frances Largeman-Roth, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Most frozen meals will have a sell-by date, but for food you make and freeze yourself, you may need more direction. In this video, registered dietician Frances Largeman-Roth shares guidelines for how long certain foods stay fresh in the freezer.
The following are storage time limits for frozen foods:
  • Bakery goods and breads: 2 months
  • Prepared foods containing meat broths or gravies: 2-3 months
  • Prepared meat dishes: 3-4 months
  • Uncooked pork: 4-6 months
  • Other meats, uncooked: 6-12 months
  • Vegetables: 6-9 months

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