Originally Posted by Range Rattler
The use by dates on raw meats are for quality controls only. There is no requirement by U.S.D.A. for expiraton dates. Only Re-refrigerated, cooked potentially hazardous foods must be date marked. When kept at 41 degrees, a cooked brisket may be re-refrigerated for 7 days. At 45 degrees, the same brisket may only be kept for 4 days.
Crovac packaging helps reduce oxygen, which sustains shelf life.
You, fellow Texan, need to head on over to Cattle Call and intoduce yourself
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Recipient of a Huggies box!
Shut up, and cook!!!!