Why do I have a freeze-by-date printed on my products?
We are happy to explain the date you are seeing. We produce ground beef, patties, hot dogs, and bacon to be sold both online and fresh in grocery stores. Since these items are sold fresh in select retail grocery stores, we print a freeze-by date on each package so customers will know when to place the fresh product(s) into the freezer. The ground beef, patties, hot dogs, and bacon sold on our website are flash-frozen at production and will retain their quality up to six months after you receive. Even if the freeze by date has passed, these items are completely safe to consume and will taste delicious! Once thawed, unopened packages should be enjoyed within 14 days.
(note: hot dogs are good refrigerated - unopened for 30 days in refrigeration)
Why don't other products have a freeze-by-date printed on them? All other products are produced exclusively to be sold on the website. All other items are flash frozen at peak freshness and do not require a freeze by date per USDA standards.