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It is 2013 and a ham in a deep freezer says use or freeze by 2010 can it be used

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Asked by fox0905 at 11:35 AM on Mar. 27, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • throwing up


    Answer by JeremysMom at 11:40 AM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • According to this chart from the Huffington Post NO! Some meats keep up to 1 year max: Here's the link for the article:

    Freezer times:

    Cooked poultry -- 4 months

    Uncooked poultry parts --9 months

    Uncooked whole poultry --12 months

    Cooked meat -- 2 to 3 months

    Uncooked roasts -- 4 to 12 months

    Uncooked steaks or chops -- 4 to 12 months

    Uncooked ground meat -- 3 to 4 months


    Answer by ohwrite at 11:41 AM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • If it didn't actually make you sick, and it might, it won't taste good. Chuck it out. :P

    Answer by tessiedawg at 11:47 AM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • No Eat The Ham

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:59 AM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Don't do it!!!!

    Answer by daylily888 at 12:00 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • you sound like my MIL. We cleaned out her deep freezer and things were dated from the early 2000s

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:00 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Ham has preservatives in it that I'd be afraid of going off- flavor. I don't think it would make anyone sick, but it might not taste very good.

    Answer by Bmat at 12:02 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • It's not so much that its past the freeze by date or will make you sick, but its at the amount of time its been frozen that will mean the quality of the meat is now garbage.

    It also makes a difference if the ham is cooked already vs. raw.  1-2 months in the freezer for cooked, a year for uncooked.


    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:09 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • I'd toss it- I mean 3 yrs old...probably seriously freezer burned

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Sounds like my FIL he had peanut butter that was unopened that was 17 years old. GAG And that is one of the many reasons why my kids are NOT allowed to eat anything over there.

    Answer by liss05 at 6:57 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

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