Fresh turkey



I purchased a fresh 18 lbs turkey today (Sunday) that has a sell by date of 12/2/17.  Is it okay you keep the turkey  in my refrig (at 37 degrees) until Thursday? I’m concerned that I bought it too soon and it may spoil by Thanksgiving.

Thank you!


Your question is one I have received many times around the Thanksgiving Holiday.   Your Fresh 18-pound turkey has been packed in an airtight bag.  By you keeping that turkey in a 37-degree refrigerator until Thanksgiving it will not spoil.  That turkey will be perfectly safe for roasting, as long as you keep in the refrigerator until the day you use it.


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Best Wishes for a Great Thanksgiving Dinner,


Lillian Zacky