You love leftovers - but how long can those leftovers stay in the fridge before they don't love you?

What do the authorities on food safety say? We're talking about a partnership between the FDA and the USDA called foodsafety.gov.

Here are their guidelines:

LEFTOVERS:

  • COOKED MEAT OR POULTRY - 3-4 days in the fridge, 2-6 months in the freezer
  • CHICKEN NUGGETS OR PATTIES - 3-4 days in the fridge, 1-3 months in the freezer
  • PIZZA - 3-4 days in the fridge, 1 to 2 months in the freezer

LUNCHEON MEATS:

  • Opened package - 3-5 days fridge, 1-2 months freezer
  • Unopened package - 2 weeks fridge, 1-2 months freezer

SALADS (like chicken, egg, ham, tuna, and macaroni):

  • 3-5 days in the fridge, does not freeze well

RAW CHICKEN:

  • Whole - 1-2 days in the fridge, 1 year in the freezer
  • Parts - 1-2 days in the fridge, 9 months in the freezer

RAW BEEF, VEAL, LAMB, and PORK:

  • Steaks - 3-5 days fridge, 6-12 months
  • Chops - 3-5 days fridge, 4-6 months
  • Roasts - 3-5 days fridge, 4-12 months

HAMBURGER and OTHER GROUND MEATS:

  • 1-2 days in the fridge, 3-4 months in the freezer

SOUPS & STEWS:

  • With vegetable or meat added - 3-4 days in the fridge, 2-3 months in the freezer

Any of these sound off to you?

[h/t foodsafety.gov]