Not preserved. Keep refrigerated below 40 degrees F at all times. Safe Handling Instructions: This product was prepared from inspected and passed meat and/or poultry. Some food products may contain bacteria that could cause illness if the product is mishandled or cooked improperly. For your protection, follow these safe handling instructions. Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Keep raw meat and poultry separate from other foods. Wash working surfaces (including cutting boards), utensils and hands after touching raw meat or poultry. Cook thoroughly. Keep hot foods hot, refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard. Cooking Instructions: Preferred Methods: Bake, broil or pan-fry. To microwave, place a paper towel in a baking dish. Separate bacon slices, and lay flat. Cover with another paper towel, and cook 1-2 minutes per slice depending on your microwave's wattage. Note: All uncured meat products should be used or frozen within 5 days after opening.