Storage Times

Storing Pork


Cut(4°C/40°F) Refrigerator(-18°C/0°F) Freezer
Roasts, Steaks, Chops 2-4 days 8-10 months
Ground Pork 1-2 days 1-3 months
Leftover cooked pork* 2-3 days 2-3 months
Variety meat 1-2 days 3-4 months

Note: Some newer types of fresh meat packaging allow for longer storage times in the refrigerator and bear a “Best Before” date. Once these vacuum packages are opened, the meat should be used promptly (ground pork within 1 day, other cuts within 2–3 days).


Type(4°C/40°F) Refrigerator(-18°C/0°F) Freezer
Smoked Sausage 3-7 days 1-2 months
Ham** 3-4 days Not recommended
Bacon** 7 days 1 month
Cold Cuts** 3-5 days Not recommended

*Cool to room temperature, uncovered. Then cover tightly and refrigerate or place in freezer within two hours after cooking.
**If vacuum packed, check manufacturer’s “Best Before” date.

Manitoba Pork represents 613 Manitoba hog farms

Manitoba Pork

Manitoba Pork’s office at 28 Terracon Place is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, please minimize person-to-person contact by emailing or phoning in requests for information, ear tags, and other resources. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.

Tel: 204-237-7447
Fax: 204-237-9831

28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2J 4G7