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Best Ways To Store And Use Pork

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store pork.

All raw meat should be stored at the bottom of the fridge in a clean, sealed container to avoid it from touching or dripping onto other food.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Raw and cooked pork can be frozen. Separate raw pork slices with parchment paper and seal in an airtight container before freezing.

Fresher For Longer

Keep cooked meat separate from raw meat.

Use It Up

Pork should be cooked, eaten or frozen right up to the best before date. Refrigerate or freeze as soon as you get home from the grocery store. If you have frozen raw pork, once it has been defrosted and thawed you should cook it within 24 hours. Cooked pork will last for a couple of days in the fridge or it can then be frozen again. Defrost and eat within 24 hours. Always make sure to check the instructions on the packaging after purchasing. Cut any leftover cooked pork into strips and use it in a stir-fry or add to salads, sandwiches or wraps for lunch the next day.

Did You Know?

Pork may be preserved by curing, drying, smoking or freezing.

To prevent pork from getting dry and tough during cooking, it’s best to bring it to room temperature from the fridge, patting it dry with a paper towel and then placing it on the heat source. This can help even browning and control cooking times.

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