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Q: Deli meats (coldcuts) ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Deli meats (coldcuts)
Category: Health
Asked by: smsxxxx-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Oct 2004 08:13 PDT
Expires: 16 Nov 2004 07:13 PST
Question ID: 416027
How long can coldcuts (Fresh Deli meats) be kept in the fridge before
they are bad and
should be thrown out?
Subject: Re: Deli meats (coldcuts)
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 17 Oct 2004 08:54 PDT
According to Nutrition Central cold cuts can be kept in the fridge 3 - 5 days.

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?Deli meats, also known as "cold cuts," need to remain cold as well.
Most refrigerated deli meats are safe to eat for 3 to 5 days; more
sensitive cuts like turkey, chicken breast, and rare roast beef may be
good for only 2 to 4 days. Buy an appropriate amount to be consumed
within these time frames or freeze the extras. If left out of
refrigeration for more than two hours, deli meats should be

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To help clarify when food should be thrown out, Prevention magazine
has set these guidelines:

?Eggs, seafood and meats spoil quickly and pose the greatest threat to
your kitchen. Eggs can last three to four weeks in the refrigerator,
but liquid egg substitutes only last about three days if the package
is opened. Deli cold cuts last about four days in the refrigerator,
and fresh meats are only good for three days. Fresh poultry, shellfish
and raw fish keep for about two days.?

They state: ?When in doubt, throw it out.? 

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?Cold cuts should remain in a very tight wrap in the refrigerator for
no more than three days.?


I hope you find this information helpful!

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