- How long does frozen pheasant last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep pheasant frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen pheasant will maintain best quality for about 6 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Is frozen pheasant safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen pheasant 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 pheasant will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen pheasant remain safe to eat? Frozen pheasant 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 pheasant is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen pheasant, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the pheasant unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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