How to Store Fresh Bacon

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Bacon is a food staple enjoyed in many homes, but the meat can only remain fresh for a few days after the package is opened. Fortunately, storing bacon in the freezer is a viable way to keep the meat fresh for longer. Storing bacon in this manner will allow only the amount needed to be taken out of storage; the rest of the meat can remain fresh in the freezer for up to two months before the quality decreases.

Freezer Storage

Remove the bacon from its original packaging.

Unroll a large sheet of wax paper, and place one or two strips of bacon near the paper's edge.

Roll the bacon in the paper, jelly roll-style, once or twice.

Repeat the process until all of the bacon strips are within the roll; fold over the paper's ends.

Place the bacon roll into a freezer bag and label the bag with the date.

Refrigerator Storage

Leave bacon in original wrapping until you are prepared to cook it. Make a note of the expiration date and cook or freeze the bacon before the meat expires.

Reseal unused bacon in its original packaging, then cover the packaging completely with plastic wrap.

Store fresh bacon in the deli drawer of the refrigerator.