How Long Does Bacon Last in the Fridge?

Bacon's shelf life in the fridge varies depending on whether it's cooked, uncooked, or opened. Here's a summary based on the information gathered

Uncooked Bacon: Should be refrigerated immediately after purchase and used within 10 days. You can freeze it for up to two months for longer storage​

Cooked Bacon: Properly stored cooked bacon can last in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days and up to 4 months in the freezer​

Opened Package of Raw Bacon: Once opened, raw bacon can last in the refrigerator for about 7 to 10 days.

If you need to store it longer, freezing is an option, where it can last for 1 to 2 months at best quality

To ensure the bacon remains safe and tasty, always store it in the refrigerator or freezer within the recommended time frames.

If the bacon has been left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, it's best to discard it due to the risk of bacterial growth.

Always check for signs of spoilage, such as a sour smell, dull color, or slimy texture, before consumption

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