We had an interesting conversation at my parents’ house last night – if you call the shelf life of refrigerated food interesting. I’m in the “only a few days” camp but I was in the minority. I’m one of those weird people that only like milk that has been freshly opened and mayo jars that are small so they don’t sit around for very long.
So for all those burning “how long in the fridge” questions, here are some guidelines from the FDA. Check out the full list here.
Soups and Stews with meat in them: 3 to 4 days
Hot dogs (unopened): 2 week
Hot dogs (opened): 1 week
Bacon: 7 days
Chicken or Turkey Parts: 1 to 2 days
Fried Chicken: 3 to 4 days
Cooked meat and meat dishes: 3 to 4 days
Mayo: 2 months
Cooked Fish: 3 to 4 days