Spoiler Alert! A Handy Infographic Guide to the Shelf Life of Meat and Fish

This is the second of a five-part series on keeping your groceries safe and sound. Check back at the same time each morning all week long for our guides to fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and dry goods.

How long can you keep that lunch meat you bought in bulk at Costco? Can you freeze the salmon you got on sale at H-E-B that was just too good to pass up? What does that ammonia smell mean when you pull out that bag of shrimp? And should you leave fish in its original wrapper before you stick it in the fridge, or put it into new packaging?

Learn these vital life lessons and more in today's handy infographic on the shelf life of beef, poultry, seafood, shellfish and more. Print it out, stick it on your fridge and remember to put that fish away as soon as you get home.

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