March Is National Frozen Food Month
March is “National Frozen Food Month” (no, it’s not a paid holiday), and I’m sure if you looked in your fridge, you’d see plenty of frozen food items. But, frozen foods don’t keep forever, and some need to be tossed after a bit.
In fact, this is the 30th “National Frozen Food Month according to NFRA (National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Inc.). And, if you’ve been stuffing frozen items into your freezer and wonder if they’re still good, here’s a helpful guide:
Frozen Ground Beef & Turkey – keeps about 3 months
Frozen Bacon (unopened) – keeps about 1 month
Frozen Roasts – keep 6 – 12 months
Frozen Fish Filets – keep 4 – 5 months
Frozen Whole Chicken or Turkey – keep up to 12 months
Frozen TV Dinners – keep 3 – 4 months
Frozen Shellfish – keep 4 – 6 months
Here’s a suggestion. Before you freeze foods, label them with the date you put them in the freezer. That way you don’t have to guess how long they’ve been in there.