How long after purchase is it advisable to keep fresh raw lamb?

Whole-muscle lamb, including chops and roasts, should be consumed or frozen within 3-5 days of purchase.


Ground lamb should be consumed or frozen within 1-2 days.


Lamb frozen at a temperature of 0°F or lower will keep indefinitely.  For best quality, consume frozen roasts and chops within 6-9 months and ground lamb within 3-4 months.


Source(s): "Food Storage Guidelines

USDA Fact Sheet "Lamb From Farm to Table"


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