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#5559004 - 01/22/15 07:23 PM How long will it keep?
HillbillyDeluxe Offline
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Registered: 12/23/07
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Found that I still have some deer steaks (backstrap, tenderloin, cutlets) in the freezer from a buck my son shot three years ago. Not sure I've ever had venison that long. Always been freezer kept. Still good or is there a shelf life even if frozen?

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#5559050 - 01/22/15 07:40 PM Re: How long will it keep? [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
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If it has been well packaged and remained frozen, it should be good.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ucm109315.pdf

Even the fda says it will stay safe indefinitely. It does lose some taste in time.


If you like, I'll test taste the backstrap for you.
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#5559543 - 01/22/15 11:39 PM Re: How long will it keep? [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
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Thaw it...smell it....then cook it or toss it depending on if it smells ok.
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#5559562 - 01/22/15 11:53 PM Re: How long will it keep? [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
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if not freezer burned, most likely still good
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#5559831 - 01/23/15 08:23 AM Re: How long will it keep? [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
driedmeat Offline
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like kmon1 said. even with a little freezer burn it can still be ok. just trim off the freezer burn and a little of the exterior surface and rinse it well.

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#5559861 - 01/23/15 08:36 AM Re: How long will it keep? [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
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Vacuum packed or freezer paper?

If its vacuum packed its probably good to go. If its freezer paper likely freezer burnt beyond recognition.
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