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BEEF STEAK, ALL CUTS (INCLUDING CHUCK, SIRLOIN, FLANK, RIB EYE, STRIP, TENDERLOIN, ROUND, PORTERHOUSE, T-BONE, FILET MIGNON STEAKS ) — PURCHASED COMMERCIALLY FROZEN, RAW

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12 months (best quality)

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  • How long do frozen raw beef steaks last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw beef steaks frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen raw beef steaks will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
  • Are frozen raw beef steaks safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen raw beef steaks 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 steaks will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen raw beef steaks remain safe to eat? Frozen raw beef steaks 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 steaks at room temperature? Frozen raw beef steaks 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 steaks are no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen raw beef steaks, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the beef steaks unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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