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How long does cooked ground turkey last?

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It is safe to keep cooked ground turkey in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Other ground meats, seafood and poultry can also be kept safely for 3 to 4 days when cooked properly.

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How long does cooked ground turkey last?
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Seafood and poultry that has not been cooked can only be stored safely in the refrigerator for 2 days. Raw meats should be cooked or thrown away after 2 days. Beef, steaks and most pork can be kept raw in the refrigerator for around 3 to 5 days, but it will be healthier when it is not kept in the refrigerator for this long. All cooked meat will only be safe within 4 days of cooking.

Thawed meats are different than raw meats. For example, a turkey will often take 2 to 3 days to completely unfreeze in the refrigerator. While the turkey is thawing out, it will not be considered to be raw or cooked. It can be treated like a fresh turkey using the same poultry guidelines after it has completely thawed out. It is important to note that the raw and cooked food guidelines are only intended for foods that are being eaten or cooked at home. These guidelines are different from commercial and food service safe food guidelines.

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