Cryovac meat storage
Asked February 13, 2018, 12:35 PM EST
What is the recommended freezer storage life for vacuum sealed beef, both ground and whole cuts, in terms of both quality and food safety?
Washington County Colorado
Vacuum packaging - frozen
There is limited literature available regarding the use and shelf-life of vacuum packaged and frozen beef. This might be because the shelf-life is very long under proper freezing temperatures and the maintenance of a good vacuum seal. From a bacterial shelf-life point of view, beef that is held below a temperature of 0°F has an indefinite shelf-life.From an optimal quality standpoint, vacuum–packaged,frozen, whole-muscle beef has a recommended shelf-life of