Always keep your bacon in a refrigerator or a freezer. Unopened bacon will last for one to two weeks in the refrigerator and for six to eight months in the freezer. Opened and uncooked bacon will last for one week in the refrigerator and up to six months in the freezer. Experts recommend that bacon be frozen in its original packaging and used within one month. At that stage, it should not show any ill effects from being frozen and thawed. If your freezer maintains a consistent temperature, your bacon should retain most of its quality for as long as six to eight months.

How can you tell if frozen bacon is bad?

When spoiled, the signature red hue of your bacon may start to become dull and fade into a grey, brown, or greenish color. Spoiled bacon may also be slimy or sticky rather than soft and moist. Bacon that has a sour smell or rotting odor should also be thrown out, as this is another sign of spoilage.

Can you eat 2 year old frozen bacon?

Technically, frozen food will stay safe to eat nearly indefinitely, but for the sake of quality and taste we tend to freeze bacon no more than a few months.

Is it OK to freeze cooked bacon?

Freezing. The USDA recommends using frozen bacon within four months, but that’s for reasons of quality. Over longer storage times, the bacon might absorb odors from the freezer or become freezer burnt. As long as the bacon looks and smells fresh, it’s perfectly good to eat even after extended freezing.

Does bacon go bad?

Definitely! Insufficient salting and smoking, improper refrigeration, and many other factors can cause bacon to go bad. Bad bacon may look dry and off in color. You may see slime growth on the surface, and it may have a bad smell and taste. So, want to know how to tell if bacon has gone bad?

How long does Bacon last in the fridge?

For regular uncooked bacon, the USDA says it can last seven days in the fridge or four months in the freezer. Interestingly, uncooked bacon that is also cured without any nitrites will last a lot longer — three weeks in the fridge or six months in the freezer. Yet another reason to avoid those potentially harmful additives!

Can you eat bacon after the expiration date?

It’s obvious when something such as milk goes bad, but it’s harder to tell with bacon. It often looks and smells just fine, even after the date on the package. If it was frozen and later thawed, the freshness date becomes an even less reliable a guide. Fortunately, frozen bacon remains edible almost indefinitely.