How Long Does Bacon Last in the Fridge?

After purchasing or cooking bacon, it should be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent exposure to air and moisture, which can accelerate spoilage.

Bacon can also be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag. Bacon should be refrigerated at 40°F (4°C) or lower to prevent bacterial growth and maintain freshness.

If the bacon develops an off odor, slimy texture, or unusual coloration, it should be discarded, as these are signs of spoilage.


Additionally, if you notice any mold growth on the bacon, it's best to throw it away, as consuming mold-contaminated food can lead to food poisoning.

To extend the shelf life of bacon, you can also freeze it. Bacon can be frozen for up to 1-2 months without significant loss of quality.

When freezing bacon, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in a resealable freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Thaw frozen bacon in the refrigerator before using it.


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