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How long to keep leftovers

Check out how long you should keep those foods in the fridge or freezer, according to foodsafety.gov.

Lunch meat:
If the package is unopened, lunch meat can stay in the fridge for 2 weeks and the freezer for 1 to 2 months. If opened, lunch meat can stay in the fridge for 1 week and the freezer for 1 to 2 months.

Bacon:
An opened package of bacon will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. If unopened, it will keep for 2 weeks. Freezing your bacon? Opened or unopened, you can freeze your bacon for 1 to 2 months.

Ground meat:
Ground meat, including beef and turkey, can stay in the fridge for 1 to 2 days and the freezer for 3 to 4 months.

Fresh meat:
Fresh beef, lamb and pork will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. If you have steaks, keep them in the freezer for 6 to 12 months. If you have chops or roasts, you'll want to only keep them for 4 to 6 months. Roasts will keep in the freezer for 4 to 12 months.

Fresh poultry:
Fresh chicken or turkey can stay in the fridge for 1 to 2 days. If the chicken or turkey is whole, it will stay fresh in the freezer for 1 year. If it's in pieces, it will stay fresh in the freezer for 9 months.

Cooked meat:
Meat that has already been cooked will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. If you're storing the meet in the freezer, it will be fine for 2 to 6 months.

Pizza:
You can keep your leftover pizza in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. If you're freezing your pizza, it will keep for 1 to 2 months.

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