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Where can I find the best before date? How do I interpret it?

Best Before dates can be found on all packages.

  • For fresh products sold in trays: the Best Before dates are printed on the front package and can be found on the lower right hand corner.

  • For frozen products: you may see a regular Best Before date (e.g. 2018 Oct 17) or a Julian Calendar date (e.g. 1814501). The first two numbers are the year the product was made, the next three numbers are the day it was produced and the last two numbers are an internal number.

  • For other fresh products: the Best Before date can be found on the front or back of the package on a white pre-printed sticker (e.g. 2018 Oct 17).

How do I know when the meat is cooked?

We recommend using a meat thermometer to determine when the meat product is properly cooked. The cooking instructions on the label are only guidelines as all ovens vary in cooking abilities. The following chart will help you determine when your food is ready to eat:

  • Beef

    • 145°F medium-rare

    • 160°F medium

    • 170°F well done

  • Pork roasts (Marcangelo Porchetta), ground beef, and pork, including sausages (Marcangelo Pork Sausages), Marcangelo Lamb Souvlaki and Marcangelo Pork Souvlaki

    • 160°F

  • Ground chicken and turkey, including sausages (Marcangelo Turkey sausages)

    • 165°F

  • Chicken and turkey breasts (Marcangelo Chicken Souvlaki and Marcangelo Turkey Souvlaki), legs, thighs and wings, whole bird

    • 185°F

Can your fresh meat products be placed in the freezer?

Yes, most certainly. Our fresh products are uncooked and therefore, can be treated as any other raw meat product purchased at the grocery store. Our products can be frozen at any time prior to the recommended best before date printed on the package.

How long can I keep a meat product after it is cooked?

Cooked meat products can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 days.

If the product was placed in my freezer, can I cook from frozen, following the instructions on the label?

Please defrost first. The cooking instructions included on our packaging have been developed based on the temperature as sold.  Our fresh meat products can certainly be frozen for later consumption, but will need to be defrosted to follow our recommended cooking preparations.

How long can I keep your products in the refrigerator?

Best Before dates can be found on all packages.

  • For fresh products sold in trays: the Best Before dates are printed on the front package and can be found on the lower right hand corner.

  • For frozen products: you may see a regular Best Before date (e.g. 2018 Oct 17) or a Julian Calendar date (e.g. 1814501). The first two numbers are the year the product was made, the next three numbers are the day it was produced and the last two numbers are an internal number.

  • For other fresh products: the Best Before date can be found on the front or back of the package on a white pre-printed sticker (e.g. 2018 Oct 17).

If I freeze the product, how long will it last in the freezer?

Generally, we recommend consuming the meat product within 6 months of placing in the freezer.

Do any of your products contain allergens?

An allergen is defined as an ingredient that can cause adverse or negative reactions in very sensitive individuals. All of our product labels contain an ingredient list and any allergens are clearly stated within this ingredient list. Any of the ingredients used in Marcangelo products that are potential allergens to our customers are stated individually and not grouped together as spices, spice extractives, flavours or flavour extracts. For more information on allergens, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website: www.inspection.gc.ca

My store carries Marcangelo products but they are not always available. Who can I speak to?

Please speak to the Store Manager regarding any Marcangelo products you are interested in purchasing.

Can I cook the Marcangelo kabobs in a frying pan?

As indicated on the product label, cook on high heat for 14 to 18 minutes, turning frequently. The meat from the kabobs can also be removed from the skewers for a delicious stir-fry with vegetables and your favourite seasonings or sauces. This can be served with cooked rice or noodles.

How do I open the vacuum package without spilling the juice inside?

Our products come in easy peel packaging. Lay the package meat side down, separate the film at the corners and peel back to open.