How Long Does Bacon Last in the Fridge?

You can keep unopened bacon in the fridge until it reaches that date.

If it doesn’t have a date, you can generally count on about 2 weeks from when you leave the grocery store.

Bacon cured without nitrites (a common type of bacon) keeps a little longer in the fridgeup to 3 weeks.

Once you open the package, use the bacon within 7 days (or less, if the printed date is sooner). 

Leftover cooked bacon lasts 4 to 5 days in the fridge. Like cooked chicken, it’s best to store it in an airtight container 

If you purchased a shelf-stable cooked bacon from the store, you can keep it unopened in the pantry until the use-by date.

After opening, you’ll want to use it within 5 to 14 days, depending on the package specifications.