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How long does pork keep in the freezer?

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We were cleaning out our chest freezer yesterday and found a lot of hidden treasures, many of which we unfortunately had to throw away, like a once beautiful sirloin tip, that is now visibly discoloured. However, I did unearth two racks of pork spareribs, which were vacuum packed. They don't really look bad, but it probably has been down there for at least a year. Are they still safe for consumption and is there a rule of thumb for keeping vacuum packed pork in the freezer?

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  1. If the ribs were vacuumed packed and they don't look freezer burned, smell them and if they seem okay, I'd cook them. Here's a site with similar info: http://www.askthemeatman.com/pork_fre...