How Long Can You Keep Frozen Pork?

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Whether your pork is fresh or already cooked, make sure your freezer is set to 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Keep in mind the meat will last longer if it's properly wrapped before you put it in the freezer. While the pork will stay safe indefinitely if frozen at 0 F, its quality will decline.


Frozen Pork Storage

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Raw pork chops can be safely frozen for up to six months. Raw pork roasts can stay in the freezer for as long as one year. Cooked pork products can be frozen for up to four months. After this time, the meat might be dry and it will have less flavor, although it will still be safe to eat.

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Wrap Pork for the Freezer

If the pork is cooked, pack it in a rigid container, like a plastic storage container with a tight lid meant to be used in the freezer. Leave some head room. Slicing the meat and covering it with sauce or gravy before freezing it will help keep it from getting dry. Trim excess fat from uncooked pork then wrap it tightly in freezer paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Once it's wrapped, place it in a freezer bag. Label your packages with the date and the cut before you put it in the freezer.


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