The Hampstead Butcher & Providore

Use By Dates and Freezing Guidelines

All our meats have a use by date label specific to the product you buy from us and this is what you should follow.
These will always be within the guidelines below. We have also added some useful storage tips.
Raw poultry

Raw poultry lasts just a day or two in the fridge (at a temperature of 3 to 5 degrees Celcius), but up to a year (whole birds) or 3 months (chicken pieces) in the freezer (at a temperature of 0 degrees Celcius or colder). Our chicken wings have been previously frozen and are not suitable for re-freezing.

Red meat and pork

Red meat and pork can remain in the refrigerator for up to four days and can be frozen for four to 12 months. Leftover cooked meat will last three to four days in the refrigerator and two to four months in the freezer. Our pork baby back ribs have been previously frozen and are not suitable for re-freezing.

Ground meats

Ground meats such as beef, veal, pork, or poultry can be refrigerated for one to two days and frozen for three to four months.

Bacon and sausage

Our bacon packs are labelled with a “use by” date (usually up to three weeks if refrigerated) and our sausages should be used within three to four days. Both can be frozen for a month.

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