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TURKEY ENTREES / DINNERS — COMMERCIALLY FROZEN

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6-9 months (best quality)

 

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  • How long do frozen turkey dinners last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep turkey dinners frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen turkey dinners will maintain best quality for about 9 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
  • Are frozen turkey dinners safe to eat after the ‘expiration’ date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen turkey dinners 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 turkey dinners will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen turkey dinners remain safe to eat? Frozen turkey dinners that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
  • How to tell if frozen turkey dinners are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen turkey dinners, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen turkey dinners unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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