Whole Packer Question
On Wednesday, I swung by Restaurant Depot and picked myself up a brisket, a 15lb Superior Angus beaut! I fully intended to cook it this weekend, but I've been unexpectantly swamped with things, and came down with a pretty bad cold as well. I can't taste much in my current state, so I'd like to smoke it next weekend when I'll have more time and hopefully I'm feeling better.
My question is, is it safe to store a big hunk of beef in the fridge that long, or should I freeze it? The brisket is still in its cryovac packing and sealed. I know I've read it should be fine, but I guess I'm looking for a bit of reassurance. I'm not seeing a sell-by date on the package or sticker.