To stop your ham drying out, keep it in a ham-bag or wrap it in a damp tea-towel in the fridge. Wash the bag, or tea-towel every few days with a splash of vinegar in the water. Dry and use again.
For ham slices, place a piece of folded paper towel in the bottom of an airtight plastic container. Remove the sliced ham from its packing and place it on top of the paper towel. Place another piece of folded paper towel on top of the ham, close the container firmly and place in the fridge.
Ensure that you place your pork in the fridge or freezer as soon as possible upon returning home. Store pork in the coolest part of the fridge.
Some pork will be sold with a ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date. Follow these dates where provided. Fresh pork should smell fresh and have a sweet aroma – not overly ‘meaty’.
Like all food, you need to make sure your pork is prepared, cooked and stored safely.