Most food with the exception of certain items such as fresh fruits, vegetables and some canned goods have a “best before” date. Some foods last longer than predicted on the label and are perfectly good to eat. So, all foods need to be treated individually and with respect when it comes to storage and consumption. How to know if your food is safe to eat – this article about 9 most important foods.
#1. Uncooked poultry
According to the USDA, poultry can be stored in a refrigerator for one to two days after purchase. If cooked and the packaging is unopened, it will last roughly three to four days. Once opened, the chicken will last three to four days, as well. You can keep chicken in the freezer for nine months.