Shelf Life Tips
- How long do frozen lamb dinners last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep lamb dinners frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen lamb dinners will maintain best quality for about 9 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Are frozen lamb dinners safe to eat after the ‘expiration’ date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen lamb dinners 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 frozen lamb dinners will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen lamb dinners remain safe to eat? Frozen lamb dinners 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 to tell if frozen lamb dinners are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen lamb dinners, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen lamb dinners unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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