The long answer is that it depends on how you store them and under what conditions. In the freezer, fresh pork ribs can last for up to six months with good quality. But if they’re not properly wrapped or stored in a temperature-controlled environment, they could go bad in as little as three months.
In general, you want to make sure that any meat you freeze is sealed tightly in an airtight bag or container. You can even vacuum seal it if you have a machine that does this, but then again, why would you want to?
If your meat isn’t vacuum sealed, try using multiple layers of plastic wrap or aluminum foil before sealing in a freezer bag — this will help prevent freezer burn and keep your food fresher longer.
It’s also important to note that bone-in pork ribs have more moisture than boneless ones do and therefore can go bad faster than other cuts of meat because they’ll start to rot before freezing occurs. If you’re going to freeze bone-in pork ribs (which we don’t recommend), make sure that they’re completely cooked through before putting them away for later use!
Last modified: October 26, 2022