I just came across this thought myself.
Found 2 freezer vacu packs (with a good seal still) of cooked and pulled beer can chicken meat, both labelled 10-7-2007!!
Is this still good?
But a question for FDaddy:
You mention butcher paper, but is it cryo-sucked or air removed at all?
I had a 30# box of bacon broken down into 2-3# packs that I had in only butcher paper. Found a few of them couple years later that got lost (full stand up freezer in garage) and they were trashed.
Even cooked, tasted like bad ice. Freezer burned to the max.
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