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How Long will Foodsaver Sealed Food Last

jawilsonjawilson Posts: 20
edited 4:30AM in EggHead Forum
We just picked up a Foodsaver. I don't want to go to crazy with buying bulk. How long does frozen food last before going bad?


  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    I think they claim at least twice as long as conventional freezer wrap. And although I try and limit myself to 6 or 7 months, I've never had an issue with anything.

    Most of the professional fishing outfitters are packing in vacuum bags now.
    Happy Trails

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    where bad=unsafe? never

    quality? a few years maybe before you might have signs of quality loss
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • mtbbqmtbbq Posts: 14
    Just cooked a pork shoulder over a year old that was great. Remember the New york Natural History Club that ate 10,000 year old wolly mammoth a while back.

    Polson, MT
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,457
    my word of advice from personal experience is to not go nuts now! Instead build up your inventory of Food Saver frozen foods over a period of time. That way all stay more current as you'll have turn over. Be sure to use a permanent marker on the bag for the date bagged and frozen!

    For instance - length of time frozen is an issue with my wife as she is a bit skittish, but this year I'm still eating some pints of terrific ham and bean soup I made back in '07. With my trusty Magic Marker the 7 is easily made into a 9 and while wifey shakes her head at me enjoying "2 year old" soup she doesn't know it's really 4 years old! :laugh: That was several great batches of soup I made that year! Hey if wine can have good vintage years why not my soup! :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    I have never gone past 6 months. I don't have a deep freezer, so all my food in the freezer goes thru a freeze defrost cycle. I have never seen any freezer burn.
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    We justed finished some freezer jam my late grandmother made many years ago. Either '99 or '01 I think. :ohmy: :P
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