FOOD SAFETY

FOOD SAFETY IS NO JOKE.

Your family's safety is our top priority – as it is yours. High River Angus® takes every precaution along the way to ensure the product you purchase is safe and wholesome, however, there are extra steps that need to be taken in your home to provide the highest-quality meal.

HOW TO PROPERLY STORE BEEF:

As with all food, food safety practices need to be carried over into your home. In order to make sure you are serving the highest quality beef, please follow these guidelines:

Storage:

  • 3-5 days in the refrigerator

  • 6-12 months in the freezer (roast)

  • 4-6 months in the freezer (steaks)

  • 3-4 months in the freezer (stew)

Here are some basic guidelines for storing meat in the refrigerator:

  • Raw ground meats, all poultry, seafood, and variety meats: Refrigerate 1 to 2 days

  • Raw roasts, steaks, and chops (beef, veal, lamb, and pork): Refrigerate 3 to 5 days

  • Cooked meat, poultry, and seafood: Store in the refrigerator 3 to 4 days

COOKING GROUND BEEF:

To cook ground beef safely, please ensure it is cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius).

Additional Tips:

  • Keep refrigerated below 40 degrees Fahrenheit until prep time

  • Prepare on a clean surface

  • Always wash any surface on which raw meat sat prior to using it for cooked meat in order to avoid cross-contamination

  • Test the internal temperature before serving

  • Store & refrigerate leftovers in an air-tight container

For additional food safety tips, please visit foodsafety.gov.