Store minced meat in the fridge: This is how long it lasts


If you want to cook a dish with minced meat, you quickly ask yourself how long the raw meat can last in the refrigerator. Due to its large surface area, minced meat provides an ideal environment for many bacteria and can quickly lead to food poisoning. To prevent this, there are a few things to consider when shopping.

The minced meat should be processed as freshly as possible so that the overall storage time can be kept short. When shopping, we recommend a bag that insulates well from the ambient heat in order to keep the minced meat cool. Once you get home, the minced meat should be put in the fridge immediately. The shelf life in the refrigerator now depends primarily on the condition of the minced meat. Minced meat that is packaged in a protective atmosphere can be stored in the refrigerator at 2-4 degrees Celsius until the use-by date stated on the packaging. Minced meat purchased raw and loose will last 6 to 8 hours in the refrigerator. Well-done minced meat can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 to days. If the minced meat is to be stored for a longer period of time, it is recommended to freeze the meat. Minced meat can be stored in a freezer at at least -18 degrees Celsius for 1-3 months. However, for all types of storage, it is essential to check the meat's shelf life at the time of processing. This can be done, for example, through a simple visual inspection and the smell of the minced meat. The meat should then be heated at over 70 degrees for at least two minutes to remove possible bacteria and germs. Minced meat that has already been cooked or fried can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for 3 months.


Sources: Eigene Recherche

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