How long is a frozen Butterball turkey good for?
Thereof, how can you tell if a frozen turkey is bad?
Many times people can tell if a turkey is spoiled by the "texture and smell" of the turkey. Hanes said the skin of the turkey may become slimy, and the smell is often described as "rotten eggs or like sulfur."
Also, how long can you keep a frozen turkey in the refrigerator before cooking?
A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days before cooking. Foods thawed in the refrigerator can be refrozen without cooking but there may be some loss of quality.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, any food stored at exactly 0°F is safe to eat indefinitely. So the USDA recommends tossing uncooked roasts, steaks, and chops after a year in the freezer, and uncooked ground meat after just 4 months. Meanwhile, frozen cooked meat should go after 3 months.