I have fixed a pot of turkey meat sauce and a pot of turkey meat balls and I did not have a chance to freeze right away, which I usually do, they have been in the refrigerator for two days... Is it still safe to bag and freeze?

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Such a sauce should last 3-4 days at least in the refrigerator (based on comparing to Still Tasty's turkey soup or stew category, which is a conservative match; plain spaghetti sauce indicates 7-10 days but this probably not based on poultry).

This clock is based on refrigerated time; freezing essentially stops the clock while the food is fully frozen.

So yes, it should be safe to freeze your sauce.


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