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BEEF BURGERS, COOKED - PURCHASED COMMERCIALLY FROZEN

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6 months (best quality)

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  • How long do frozen cooked beef burgers last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cooked beef burgers frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen cooked beef burgers will maintain best quality for about 6 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
  • Are frozen cooked beef burgers safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen cooked beef burgers will typically carry a Best By," "Best if Used By," Best Before, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the cooked beef burgers will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen cooked beef burgers remain safe to eat? Frozen cooked beef burgers that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
  • How long can you safely leave frozen cooked beef burgers at room temperature? Frozen cooked beef burgers should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature, as bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F.
  • How to tell if frozen cooked beef burgers are no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen cooked beef burgers, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the cooked beef burgers unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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