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How many days is it okay to store cooked meat in fridge?

(3 Posts)
PussInCoutts Wed 01-Feb-17 20:14:07

Thanks in advance for any help.

I haven't cooked meat much in the past and whenever I have, I've made sure it's eaten that day or binned. For some reason I was under the impression that it's dangerous to eat meat 24+ hrs after cooking.

But I cooked too big of a patch of meat (beef mince) on Monday and it's still in the fridge - is it safe to eat today? I googled it and it says it lasts up to 3-4 days - is this really true?!?

I vaguely recall getting food poisoning in my early twenties when I ate a 24 hr old spaghetti bolognese so after that I stopped storing cooked meat in the fridge... blush ...and turned vegetarian for best part of a decade

isthistoonosy Wed 01-Feb-17 20:15:18

3-4 days is fine provided you reheat it properly and avoid cross contamination from any raw meat.

shewolfmum Wed 01-Feb-17 21:24:49

Yes i keep for 5 days or you can freeze

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