Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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6 months (best quality)



  • How long does frozen whole raw goose last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep whole raw goose frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen whole raw goose will maintain best quality for about 6 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
  • Is frozen whole raw goose safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen whole raw goose will typically carry a “Best By," "Best if Used By," “Best Before”, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the frozen whole raw goose will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen whole raw goose remain safe to eat? Frozen whole raw goose that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
  • How to tell if frozen whole raw goose is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen whole raw goose, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the whole raw goose unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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