Jump to content

How long to keep meat?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 aphraell

Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:53 PM

I normally use (or freeze) meat wthin a day ro so of buying from the butcher.

Due to some late nights at work, the meal plan for the week is out of whack and I now have a butterflied lamb shoulder sitting in the fridge that I bought on Sunday.

It looks and smells and feels ok - but is it actually OK?

How long will you leave meat in the fridge before using ?


#2 3_for_me

Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

So four days, I would say at this point if it seems OK it probably is OK, I'd probably be more iffy in another day or so.  If you aren't eating it tonight then freeze it to be safe.

#3 Mz*Chievous1

Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:59 PM

I would not touch it ohmy.gif

Just to be on the safe side, I think normally 24 hrs is ok, but 4 days.....you would be taking a huge risk being pregnant


I am REAL fussy with meat unsure.gif

#4 noisyhouse

Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:02 PM

My rule of thumb is 48 hours but it also depends where I bought it. If I got it from my butcher which sells top quality meat and usually very fresh I might go for an extra day with it. If from woolworths or a cheap butcher I would not go over 48 hours. If you are pregnant, sorry, don't take the risk. Do you have a dog? I am sure the dog would love it!

#5 aphraell

Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:04 PM

Thanks girls

sigh  sad.gif that what i thought, but wasn't sure if it was me being my normal paranoid self  (DH gets upset when I wont let him eat chinese leftovers the next day!)

Looks like doggy is in for a feast!!


#6 Mz*Chievous1

Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:06 PM

Just found this


QUOTE
Always check ‘use by dates’. Meat may still look, smell and even taste acceptable after this date, but it is better to eat it within the suggested time.

Avoid meat that is discoloured, looks slimy or has ‘off’ odours.


Refrigerator storage times for fresh beef and lamb



    * Sausages:  2 days
    * Mince (beef and lamb):  2 days
    * Beef and lamb strips:  2 days
    * Diced meat:  2 days
    * Thin steaks (minute):  2 days
    * Steaks:  2-3 days
    * Roasts (boned and rolled):  2-3 days
    * Roasts (bone in):  3-4 days
    * Corned beef (fresh):  1 week
    * Vacuum packed meat (unopened):  4-6 weeks


The temperature of your fridge and freezer is important. Regularly check that both the fridge and freezer operate at these temperatures:

    * Fridge temperature: 4ºC to 5ºC
    * Freezer temperature: 15ºC to 18ºC


#7 catmeow82

Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:16 PM

was it sealed or just in a bag?

i'd probably cook it and make sure it is well and truely cooked through. as long as it looks and smells ok i'd be doing it.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.