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FOOD STOMGE SUGGESTIONS
Suggested Storage Times for Meat and Poultry*
Eating quali~
DAYS IN
REFRIGERATOR
AT 35° to 40° F.
Fresh Meats
Roasts
(Beef
&
Lamb)
3
to
Roasts
(Pork
&
Veal)
3
to
Steaks
(Beef)
3
to
Chops (Lamb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Chops
(Pork)
3
to
Ground
&
Stew
Meats
1
to
Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Sausage (Pork) .............,...............,,., 1 to 2
Processed Meats
Bacon
Ham (Whole),,,.,.,........,....,,.,,,..,.........., 7
Ham
(Half)
.........3
to
Ham (Slices) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Luncheon
Meats
3
to
Sausage (Smoked) ....,,,,,,,..................., 7
Sausage (Dry & Semi-Dry) ......,.,....14 to 21
Cooked Meats
Cooked Meats and Meat Dishes.....,.. 3 to 4
Gravy
&
Meat
Broth
1
to

Fresh Food Storage Tips

To store vegetables:
Use the vegetable drawers. They have been designed to
preserve the natural moisture and freshness of produce.
Covering vegetables with a moist towel helps
maintain crispness.
As a further aid to freshness, prepackaged vegetables
can be stored in their original wrapping.
Unfrozen meats, fish, and poultry:
Always remove store wrappings.
Rewrap in foil, plastic wrap or wax paper and
refrigerate immediately.
Cheese:
Wrap well with wax paper or aluminum foil, or put
in a plastic bag.
Carefully wrap to expel air and help prevent mold.
Store prepackaged cheese in its own wrapping if you wish.
Tips on Freezing Foods
There are three essential requirements for efficient
home freezing.
1. Initial quality.
Freeze only top-quality foods,
Freezing retains quality and flavor; it cannot
improve quality.
MONTHS IN
FREEZER
AT 0° F.
(-18° C.)
5
6 to 12
5
4 to 8
5
6 to 12
6 to 9
5
3 to 4
2
3 to 4
3 to 4
1 to 2
7
1
to 2
1
5
1 to 2
1 to 2
5
Freezing
not recom-
mended.
2 to 3
2
2 to 3
DAYS IN
Eating qualiw
REFRIGERATOR
AT 35o to 40° F.
(2" to 4° c.)
Fresh Poultry
Chicken & Turkey (Whole) ................1 to 2
Chicken (Pieces) ...,,.,,,..................,,,, 1 to 2
Turkey (Pieces) . . . . . 1 to 2
Duck & Goose (Whole) .................,,,, 1 to 2
Giblets
Cooked Poultry
Pieces (Covered with Broth) ,.............1 to 2
Pieces (Not Covered) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 4
Cooked
Poultry
Dishes
3
to
Fried Chicken . . . . . . . 3 to 4
Most fruits and vegetables ................................................8.l 2 months
Lean fish.............................................................................6.8 months
Fatty fish, rolls and breads, soups, stew, casseroles .........2-3 months
Cakes, pies, sandwiches, leftovers (cooked),
ice cream (original carton) ,,.............,,,,,,,,...,,,...............1
fish and poultry purchased from the store vary in quality and
Meats,
age; consequently, safe storage time in your refrigerator will vary.
Speed.
2.
The quicker fruits and vegetables are frozen
after picking, the better the frozen product will be.
to do.
Proper packaging.
3.
Use food wraps designed
especially for freezing.
To freeze meat, fish and poultry,
weight foil (or other heavy-duty wrapping material),
forming it carefully to the shape of the contents. This
expels air. Fold and crimp ends of the package to provide
a good, lasting seal. Don't refreeze meat that has been
completely thawed; meat, whether raw or cooked, can
be frozen successfully only once.
Fine-quality ice cream,
with high cream content, will
normally require slightly lower temperatures than more
"airy" already-packaged brands with low cream content.
It will be necessary to experiment to determine the
freezer compartment location and temperature
control setting to keep your ice cream at the right
serving temperature.
The rear of the freezer compartment is slightly
colder than the front.
New techniques are constantly being developed.
Consult the County Extension Service or your local
Utility Company for the latest information on
freezing and storing foods.
MONTHS IN
FREEZER
AT 0° F.
(-18° C.)
12
9
6
6
1 to 2
3
6
1
4
4
6
4
FREEZER
month max.
wrap well in freezer-
5

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