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HghSsociety wrote: When does freezer burn occur? Will something like this last a year in the freezer without freezer burn? The best before date on the package is Jan 2019 but won't freezer burn set in long before that?

http://www.janesfamilyfoods.com/en/chic ... oductID/=6
"Freezer burn is a condition that occurs when frozen food has been damaged by dehydration and oxidation, due to air reaching the food. It is generally caused by food not being securely wrapped in air-tight packaging." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freezer_burn

So as long as you store the chicken strips securely, it should be fine. Also, I would think you would've consumed them before the year's up...
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If you left it unopened it would be fine until the due date.. but once the package is open the life gets shorter.
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Keelie wrote: If you left it unopened it would be fine until the due date.. but once the package is open the life gets shorter.
It it necessary to keep the box? It saves a lot of freezer space throwing away the box, plus also, there is a coupon on the Janes box I'd like to use up ASAP.
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playnicee1 wrote: It it necessary to keep the box? It saves a lot of freezer space throwing away the box, plus also, there is a coupon on the Janes box I'd like to use up ASAP.
Its fine to throw away the box. The box is just for ease of commercial storage. And also protecting the food during transport/storage. The food itself is almost always sealed inside. Very rarely do you ever see food actually stored in the box only.
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playnicee1 wrote: It it necessary to keep the box? It saves a lot of freezer space throwing away the box, plus also, there is a coupon on the Janes box I'd like to use up ASAP.
You do have to see how the package is sealed. The box does provide protection against freezer burn too.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Its fine to throw away the box. The box is just for ease of commercial storage. And also protecting the food during transport/storage. The food itself is almost always sealed inside. Very rarely do you ever see food actually stored in the box only.
Macx2mommy wrote: You do have to see how the package is sealed. The box does provide protection against freezer burn too.
Packaging used to include a "ziplock" resealable quality, but, (depending on brand) lately all I see is plastic that has to be torn or cut open with no reseal option.
I wonder why companies stopped offering the easy reseal?
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playnicee1 wrote: Packaging used to include a "ziplock" resealable quality, but, (depending on brand) lately all I see is plastic that has to be torn or cut open with no reseal option.
I wonder why companies stopped offering the easy reseal?
I think (this might be wishful thinking) that it has to do with recycling. A plastic bag can be recycled; a plastic bag with different types of soft and hard plastics with the ziploc might not be able to in all jurisdictions, without being separated first (and who is going to do that).

Those cheap throwaway "zip-locks" on freezer bags have never seemed to seal properly, anyway, and really would allow freezer burn when re-sealed.
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SouthOnt wrote: Those cheap throwaway "zip-locks" on freezer bags have never seemed to seal properly, anyway, and really would allow freezer burn when re-sealed.
Are they recyclable? I thought businesses were just doing things cheaper...
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