According to the chart, my open luncheon meat lasts just three to five days in the fridge. To check out the shelf life of a bunch of common ingredients,
|Fresh eggs in their shells||3 to 5 weeks||Don't freeze||Raw eggs or yolks, out of the shell||2 to 4 days||1 year||Hard boiled eggs||1 week||Don't freeze well||Store-prepared (or homemade) egg, chicken, ham, tuna, macaroni salads||3 to 5 days||Don't freeze well||Hot dogs, opened package||1 week||1 to 2 months||Hot dogs, unopened package||2 weeks||1 to 2 months||Luncheon meats, opened package||3 to 5 days||1 to 2 months||Luncheon meats, unopened package||2 weeks||1 to 2 months||Bacon||7 days||1 month||Hamburger and stew meat||1 to 2 days||3 to 4 months||Steaks||3 to 5 days||6 to 12 months||Cooked meat and meat casseroles||3 to 4 days||2 to 3 months||Uncooked chicken or turkey, pieces||1 to 2 days||9 months||Cooked Poultry|| 6 months, unopened
3 to 4 weeks, opened
|4 months||Cheese, Hard (such as Cheddar, Swiss)||3 to 4 days||6 months||Cheese Soft (such as Brie, Bel Paese)||1 week||6 months||Cream Cheese||2 weeks||Doesn't freeze well||Milk||7 days||3 months||Butter||1 to 3 months||6 to 9 months||Fresh fish||1 to 2 days||2 to 3 months||Cooked fish||3 to 4 days||4 to 6 months||Shrimp, scallops, crayfish, squid, shucked clams, mussels and oysters||1 to 2 days||3 to 6 months||Cooked shellfish||3 to 4 days||3 months|
Don't see your ingredient on the list? Here is the complete list, which has even more items.