What is the sell-by date on hamburger?

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Per About's Culinary Arts, the sell-by date on hamburger is intended as a guideline for the stores as to the last day it is reasonable to sell the meat safely. Federal law does not require or enforce a sell-by date.

The sell-by date on hamburger is not a guarantee of the safety of the ground beef. The date is only trustworthy if the meat has been properly handled and kept at optimum temperatures. Regardless of the sell-by date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture urges consumers to cook or freeze hamburger meat within 48 hours of purchasing it to discourage the growth of bacteria in the product.

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Raw hamburger should be used within a couple days, though it could stay good longer. It is best to freeze raw meats if you are not going to use them for a few days. Safeness really
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Meat should be placed in the freezer by the sell by date. Then it will keep up to three months in the freezer. If you do not put it in the freezer it should be cooked right away.
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Raw hamburger meat (ground beef) is much more
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