Shelf Life Tips
- How long does frozen pizza last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep pizza frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen pizza will maintain best quality for about 18 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Is frozen pizza safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen pizza 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 pizza will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen pizza remain safe to eat? Frozen pizza 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 long can you safely leave frozen pizza at room temperature? Frozen pizza should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature, as bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F.
How to tell if frozen pizza is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen pizza, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the pizza unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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