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Pork FAQs

 What is the shelf life of fresh pork?

By Bob Oros

Product dating (i.e. applying "sell by" or "use by" dates) is not required by Federal regulations. However, many stores and processors may voluntarily choose to date packages of raw pork.

You should use or freeze products by the 29th day from the day it is packed.  Fresh pork properly stored and handled will keep for 28 days.

It's not important if a date expires after freezing pork because all foods stay safe while properly frozen.