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What's the Best Way to Store Cold Cuts?

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Q. Is there an ideal way to store away deli meats?

A. Use an airtight container. 
Cold cuts lose their freshness quickly once sliced, so it’s best to keep them for only three to five days; packaged meats also last that long after they’ve been opened. To prevent spoilage, store both in resealable plastic bags or airtight plastic containers and keep them in the refrigerator’s meat drawer or toward the back, where it’s usually coldest.

 

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