By Ken Jorgustin
While there are several ways to preserve chicken, the most common way to save and store many foods (like chicken) is in the freezer.
An often asked question is, “How long can chicken (and other food) be saved-stored in the freezer and still be safe to eat?”
Here’s the answer:
Food stored constantly at 0 °F will always be safe
Always. Every time; on every occasion; without exception.
According to the USDA, as long as the freezer temperature is zero-degrees-F or below, the food will always be safe.
Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage (texture, flavor, taste).
Freezing keeps food safe by slowing the movement of molecules, causing microbes to enter a dormant stage. Freezing preserves food because it prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause both food spoilage and foodborne illness.
Freezing to zero-degrees-F inactivates any microbes — bacteria, yeasts and molds.
Because freezing keeps food safe almost indefinitely, recommended storage times are..Continue Reading at Modern Survival Blo How Long Can I Save Chicken In The Freezer?