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Raw, packaged chicken in fridge with Sell by March 4 and Sell by March 12 dates

yippee1999 | Mar 4, 201904:00 PM     2

Hi all. So about 4 days ago I bought some chicken from the refrigerated cases at two different stores. They've been in my fridge for about 4-5 days. One pkg says 'Sell by March 4' and the other 'by March 12'.

I read elsewhere that you should cook up raw chicken within 1-2 days. Clearly mine has been in fridge longer than that. But... I assume with these Sell By dates, they would have just continued to sit in the stores refrigerated cases, and still be good for use, no?

Is there something about chicken being in a store refrigerated section versus a home fridge, that I really shouldn't use this chicken anymore?

And could I simply freeze it today and use it some other time?

In other words, is one better vs the other.... should I either cook it today or otherwise trash it? Is it too late to now try and freeze it, to use some other time?

Thanks!

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