How Long Does Food Last in the Freezer?
At the optimal temperature of 0°F, many frozen foods can be stored in your freezer indefinitely, though its taste and texture may be affected with time. Freezing foods is an efficient way to make the most of your groceries and to have your family’s favorites on hand for a busy night. Follow this guide to learn how long common foods will remain fresh in the freezer and some tips for freezing your favorite foods.
Type of Food
How Long it Lasts in the Freezer
|Uncooked chicken (whole)||Up to 12 months|
|Uncooked chicken (cut into pieces)||Up to 9 months|
|Ground chicken||3 to 4 months|
|Ground beef||3 to 4 months|
|Cooked ham, bacon & sausage||1 to 2 months|
|Uncooked beef & pork||Up to 12 months|
|Bread||2 to 3 months|
|Berries, bananas, apples, peaches & plums||9 to 12 months|
|Zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower||8 to 12 months|
|Soups||2 to 3 months|
|Fresh crab & lobster||2 to 4 months|
|Pumpkin pie||1 to 2 months|
|Frozen casseroles||3 to 4 months|
|Hot dogs & lunch meat||1-2 months|
|Leftover frozen pizza||1-2 months|
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