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Help w/ Spare Ribs Shelf Life Question, Please

wntrlnd

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Can you help with a question?

I bought a couple racks of spare ribs last Thursday.  They were sold as 'fresh, never frozen.'

I intended on smoking them yesterday, but I wasn't able to.

How long do ribs keep in the refrigerator?   There's no expiration or 'use by' date on the pkg label.

Should I freeze them, or can I keep them in the refrigerator until next Saturday?

They are just wrapped in a plastic bag, not the thick cryo-vac plastic.
 

mballi3011

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I would freeze them to be safe and defrost later in the week if you want to smoke them.
 
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eman

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Have to agree w/ mark.

 You don't know how long the store had them out. freeze and thaw the day before
 

wntrlnd

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thanks! 

i'm getting ready to put it in the freezer

good point about not knowing how long it was out before i got it
 

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