Beef Buyer’s Guide
How to buy the healthiest beef at the grocery store.
Refrigerate or freeze beef as soon as possible after purchase. If refrigerating beef, be sure to cook it or freeze it by the "Use By" date on the package. If freezing beef for longer than two weeks, wrap in heavy-duty foil, freezer paper or freezer bags to prevent freezer burn. Frozen beef should be defrosted in the refrigerator, never at room temperature, to prevent bacterial growth.