We're probably all guilty of it; there has been food in your fridge for probably far too long, but it looks and smells okay. Or, perhaps, the use by/expiration date hasn't passed yet, so it must be good! Here is your one stop shop for food expiration expectations:

  • Eggs: toss after 3-5 weeks
  • Hard boiled eggs: one week
  • Bacon: one week (raw), 4-5 days (cooked)
  • Chopped hamburger or ground meat: 1-2 days raw, 3-4 days cooked
  • Hot dogs: 1 week opened, 2 weeks unopened
  • Deli meat: 3-5 days opened, 2 weeks unopened
  • Steak, chops, and roasts: 3-5 days raw, 4-6 days cooked
  • Poultry: 1-2 days raw, 3-4 days cooked
  • Chicken nuggets: 3-4 days cooked
  • Fish and shellfish: 1-2 days raw, 3-4 days cooked
  • Leftover pizza: 3-4 days
  • Soups and stews: 3-4 days
  • Milk: 2-3 days after sell-by date
  • Prepared deli salads: 3-5 days

Looks like I have a few things that I need to toss in my fridge right now!

(via Family Circle)