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My turkey crown

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afreshstartplease Mon 22-Dec-14 20:22:40

My turkey crown has just been delivered

Use by date is 26th

I will cook it either 25th/26th

How long is it then safe to Eat for? Should I freeze it now?

gamerchick Mon 22-Dec-14 20:32:22

Personally I would stick it in the freezer now and take it out the necessary time to defrost before you use it.

afreshstartplease Mon 22-Dec-14 20:39:38

Hmm I thought as much! Now to try and find freezer space

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Dec-14 20:43:34

As long as you cook it by 26th, its still safe to eat for 3 days afterwards.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 22-Dec-14 20:44:43

Meat keeps for 3 days from cooking, so cooking it on 26th will give you a couple of extra days from it

Girlsbrigadewashorrible Mon 22-Dec-14 20:46:39

I had this dilemma last year and the nice man in Tesco said that all the turkeys were dated with the 26th. I would say it will be perfectly fine for Thursday and into the weekend. You are more likely to get a tummy bug from freezing and then defrosting it over such a short period.

Blankiefan Mon 22-Dec-14 20:57:17

All turkey's I've ever seen have been best before 26th dec (Xmas turkeys that is)... One year I waited til Xmas eve to buy a longer dated one and the buggers we're still 26th everywhere!

afreshstartplease Mon 22-Dec-14 20:58:44

So overall opinion is cook 26th safe through to Sunday?

LineRunner Mon 22-Dec-14 21:00:02


LBOCS Mon 22-Dec-14 21:00:06

Yes, you cook it and it 'resets' the timing on it.

FWIW, I use cooked meat for longer than 3 days after too.

BumWad Mon 22-Dec-14 21:01:07


JoanHickson Mon 22-Dec-14 21:03:27

Cook it leave some leftovers then freeze some slices I gravy to heat up another time.

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