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Kung Fu BBQ
12-13-2006, 11:06 AM
My wife and I argue this constantly.
Whats the rule of thumb on leftover meat in the fridge?
How long is too long on beef and pork?

thillin
12-13-2006, 11:13 AM
I go 5 days, 3 for poultry. Not sure what the rule is though.

The_Kapn
12-13-2006, 11:24 AM
Here is what the FDA says:

http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/f01chart.html

Really varies, HUH?

TIM

bbqjoe
12-13-2006, 11:27 AM
Nice find Kap.
When the health inspector shows up here and looks at meats (Cooked)
The general rule is seven days. (Even though we all know better)
Cooked meat properly refrigerated will last longer than that.

tjus77
12-13-2006, 11:40 AM
Nice find Kap.
When the health inspector shows up here and looks at meats (Cooked)
The general rule is seven days. (Even though we all know better)
Cooked meat properly refrigerated will last longer than that.

along those lines... shouldn't smoked meat last a little longer than other cooked meats?

bbqjoe
12-13-2006, 11:47 AM
tjus77, if you dig around in this forum you'll find a little more on this.
But in short, the health dept. doesn't really recognize our form of smoking really anything more than another form of baking.
In order to qualify smoking as a form of preservation, there are some guidlines somewhere about the amount of moisture remaining, times, temps, and whatnot. I am not sure what it all is though.