We have a sneaking suspicion you can’t wait to cook and chow down on your Impossible Beef once you get it home, but if you need to save it for later, we’ve got you covered.
You can store Impossible Beef just like any other fresh meat-- it poses no unique food safety risks.
If sold thawed, the package will have a sticker with a “best by" date (added by the store). For best quality and freshness, we recommend keeping it in your refrigerator and finishing it off before that date. Like any other perishable food, though, after you’ve opened the package, the freshness starts to diminish. After the package has been opened, we recommend finishing it within three days, or by the “best by” date on the sticker-- whichever comes first.
If you purchase Impossible Beef frozen, thaw it in the refrigerator. Once thawed, it will stay fresh with the package sealed for 10 days, or for three days once the package has been opened-- whichever comes first. The package should be consumed prior to the "use by" date printed on the back of the package.
You can re-freeze the Impossible Beef to use later if needed. To make sure it stays fresh, we recommend it spend no more than three days total thawed once the package has been opened, and that you finish it off before the "use by" date printed on the back of the packaging.