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Here’s How Long Food Is Safe To Eat

04/07/2017 at 10:19 | Mary Brooke // Staff Writer
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Do you ever question whether your hot dogs or eggs are still safe to eat? Well, you're not alone. It's important to cook your food right when you buy it so that you do not have to worry about whether it is safe to eat. Nowadays, more people are planning their meals out by week. Make sure if you are meal prepping that you cook the food before you put it away. Check out the list below to see how long you can wait to cook raw meats before it is unsafe. According to a video from Business Insider, "Cook or freeze the following foods after the sell-by date or after purchase (if there's no sell-by date)." Uncooked poultry: 1-2 days Uncooked beef/veal/pork/lamb: 3-5 days Canned meat and poultry: 3-4 days Bacon and hot dogs: 7 days after opening Eggs: 3-5 weeks

Mary Brooke Beasley has a healthy obsession with all things related to cats, fashion, and the color pink! She mainly writes trending topics, celebrity gossip, and lifestyle pieces.