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BEEF BURGERS, RAW — PURCHASED COMMERCIALLY FROZEN

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  • How long do frozen raw beef burgers last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw beef burgers frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen raw 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 raw beef burgers safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen raw 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 raw beef burgers will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen raw beef burgers remain safe to eat? Frozen raw 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 raw beef burgers at room temperature? Frozen raw 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 raw beef burgers are no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen raw beef burgers, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the beef burgers unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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