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Old 06-20-2011, 07:02 AM   #1
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How long do you keep lunchmeat?

I have some ham that has been in the fridge probably 6 days. Is it good for a week?

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Old 06-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: How long do you keep lunchmeat?

IF there are preservatives in there, its good for a long long time.
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Re: How long do you keep lunchmeat?

Ummm, practically forever . Like a pp said, if it is "normal" lunchmeat then it is packed with preservatives that will make it keep for a long time.

If it's all natural, preservative free, etc though, I'd give it the sniff test before using.
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I buy the non-preservative kind so throw it out after a few days. That said, I find ham lasts the longest of the meats. Sniff test!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: How long do you keep lunchmeat?

We never keep it longer than a few days, I cant eat it once it gets all slimy, ugh
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Re: How long do you keep lunchmeat?

smell it! if it smells bad, then it's bad. if it smells ok, taste a small piece, and if it tastes ok... it's probably fine .
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #7
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Re: How long do you keep lunchmeat?

How do you get lunch meat to last for 6 days!? LOL

My DH and kids can eat a pound of lunch meat the second it comes through the door!
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I throw any left overs out at a week. Mine smells sour by then
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About 1 week maybe a little less. I have never really done the sniff test though. LOL
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It should have an expiration date on it somewhere. I don't eat lunch meat past the date or if it smells or if it's slimy. A week seems to be average. If it was sliced at the deli, ask next time you go. We don't buy fresh sliced deli meat because of cross contamination.

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