Don’t Let Your Refrigerated Food go to Waste. Get the facts from North Dakota State University!

In *All, Nutrition & Health by Ag is America

Julie Garden-Robinson, a food and nutrition specialist at the North Dakota State University Extension, is an expert on food quality and its health value. Her professional expertise goes beyond her office at the NDSU Extension, and she’s provided some tips on how long food should stay in your refrigerator until it becomes unsafe. Here are a few of her recommendations:

  • Eggs usually last three to five weeks past the “sell by” date. If you hard-cook them, the shelf life decreases.
  • Refrigerated jars of pickles may last from four months up to one year after opening
  • Ground meat should be used within a few days of purchase or frozen. Roasts or other large cuts of meat should be used within about five days or should be frozen.

For more tips and information on your groceries’ shelf life, check out her research

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