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Cant find a "best by" date on Spiral Ham...

I cant find any good info on this anywhere... I have a "sell by" date on the tag of a fully cooked vacuum sealed spiral ham but I cant figure out how long its good for because theres no "best by" or "use by" date! Of course its been in the fridge since I purchased it. Thoughts?

asked by Jennifer W over 1 year ago

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Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

Have a look at this for durations of fully cooked commercially packaged ham
http://www.stilltasty.com...

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Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

Jennifer - did you look at stilltasty? Fda, usdaans cdc sources. Tgey say one week or label date in fridge after opening.

Jennifer W
added over 1 year ago

Nancy- Thanks for the reply, Yes I did, Unfortunately that is information that applies to an opened ham mine is still vacuum sealed.

Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

My mistake. I thought you were going to use it soon.
The relevant line for a sealed commercially prepared ham (not specifically your spiral, but similar) is 6-9 months refrigerated.
http://www.stilltasty.com...

pierino
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added over 1 year ago

FDA recommends 1 week for this type of cooked ham.

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Jennifer W
added over 1 year ago

pierino, 1 week from when?? Purchase date? Sell by date? From the time the package is opened?

caninechef
added over 1 year ago

Do you think this one week takes into account the vacuum packaging? This sounds more like a period after opening.

pierino
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added over 1 year ago

One week from purchase date.

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Jennifer W
added over 1 year ago

Just to be clear, the ham is Unopened and vacuum sealed.

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