The best way to store raw bacon is to use the guidelines set forth by the USDA. Those guidelines are:
Select your bacon at the grocery store just before checking out.
Then, take the bacon home and immediately place it in the refrigerator that is cooled at or below 40F degrees. It should be stored in the refrigerator in the sealed packaging from the store.
Your bacon should be cooked and eaten within 7 days, or placed in the freezer.
How to Store Cooked Bacon
For how to store cooked bacon, we also recommend the USDA guidelines which are:
Read the product label for handling instructions.
Select the bacon from the refrigerated section at the grocery store just before checking out, to keep it cool.
Take the bacon home and immediately place it in the refrigerator at 40F degrees or below.
For shelf stable cooked bacon, store at 85F degrees or below. Place in the refrigerator after opening.
Observe the manufacturer’s product expiration date.
How to Store Bacon in the Fridge
To Store Uncooked Bacon: The best way to store bacon in the refrigerator is to place it there in the plastic sealed packaging directly from the grocery store. Cook and use it within 10 days or place it in the freezer.
To Store Cooked Bacon: The best way to store cooked bacon in the refrigerator is to place it in an airtight container within 2 hours of when it’s cooked. Cooked bacon in the refrigerator should be used within 4 days.
How to Store Bacon in the Freezer
You might be wondering can you freeze bacon? And the answer is yes. It doesn’t matter if your bacon is raw or cooked. You can store it in the freezer in its original store packaging or in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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