Odd this should get bumped up (and a good thing too for those who have not seen it before).
We went to put some sausage in the chest freezer last night and heard the dreaded question..... "Honey, why is the sausage you put in here last week thawed?" Uh-Oh.... So needless to say I've re-inventoried my freezer after moving all the food to an upright model (which I just happen to have inherited from my parents a while back and was sitting idle). And back to your point on the pork shoulder, guess what I found in the bottom of the freezer? A nice cryovac shoulder I had forgotten about and not put in the inventory tracker (my bad).
PS - all the meat was good as we caught this very early. 98% was still frozen rock hard and that which was not was still within it's sell by/freeze by date ranges and the temps were still food safe when we found the problem. 1979 to 2013 is not a bad run for a $250 freezer I guess.
Edited by dward51 - 11/27/13 at 9:22am