Ham,Kielbasa,Corned Beef: 30 days or before manufacturers sell by
Freezer Storage Times:
Beef roasts and
steaks: 6-12 months
Veals Chops and
Roasts: 4-8 months
Pork chops: 3-5
Pork Roasts: 4-8
Lamb chops and
Roasts: 6-9 months
Stew Meat: 3-4 months
Smoked meats,Kielbasa, Hot Dogs,Bacon: 9-12 months
When buying fresh meat check for the
recommended sell by date and either use or freeze before given date. Fresh beef
is more likely to keep past the given sell by date than poultry. Use or freeze poultry products 1 day before given sell by date. When in doubt let your nose make the decision. If meat has an offensive or foul odor before being cooked you should discard it or return it to the point of purchase for an exchange or refund if available.
These are just guidelines, keep in mind some meats may keep longer than said above in your freezer. However the texture or tenderness may be compromised. Make sure if you are freezing meat for an extended period of time to at least double wrap and place in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.