Your order from Argyle Black is packaged in vacuum-sealed material so it
can be transported safely. The temperature in your freezer should be -18 C or below. Kept in
this packaging and in this temperature range, beef will keep for 6 – 8 months. Lamb and veal
should be used within 3 to 6 months. Pork should be used within 2 to 3 months.
As long as the meat is still cool to the touch, it is safe to consume,
even if the meat’s packaging has broken.
Our products are packed to withstand up to 8 hours of unrefrigerated
shipping. Occasionally, a package might be delayed due to traffic problems, etc. If your package
arrives within 8 hours of shipping the meat should be fine to consume. If it is cool to the
touch when it arrives it is safe to eat.
Yes, brown coloration is normal on vacuum-sealed meat which it has not
been exposed to any oxygen during transit. Within 10 to 15 minutes of opening the vacuum-sealed
packaging, the meat will “bloom,” turning red as it is exposed to the oxygen in the air.