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PIZZA — PURCHASED COMMERCIALLY FROZEN

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18 months (best quality)

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  • How long does frozen pizza last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep pizza frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen pizza will maintain best quality for about 18 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
  • Is frozen pizza safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen pizza 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 pizza will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen pizza remain safe to eat? Frozen pizza that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
  • How long can you safely leave frozen pizza at room temperature? Frozen pizza 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 pizza is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen pizza, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the pizza unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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