Deli meat is a super convenient item to have in your fridge for making quick sandwiches or snacks. But how long is that deli meat good for in the fridge once you open the package?
First, a lot of deli meats have a best before date on them but don’t always mistake this best before date as the date before it is best for you. This is because that date takes into account a package of deli meat that has not been opened yet. When you open a package of deli meat it won’t last as long as you expect.
Once you have opened up a package of deli meat, it will last for between three to five days in your refrigerator, as long as you are resealing that meat in either a plastic container or a ziplock bag.
But as with all meat based items, definitely do a check before using any deli meat that has been opened before using. Check for any discoloration or mold as well as give any deli meat a quick sniff test to check for freshness.