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Food storage guide
STORING
FRESH FOOD
There
is a right
way
to package
and
store
refrigerated
or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, ta ke the time to study these recommended
steps.
leafy
Vegetables...Remove
store wrapping
and trim or tear off bruised
and discolored
areas.
Wash in cold water and drain. Place in plastic
bag
or plastic container
and store in crisper. Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp.
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
in crisper, plastic
bags or plastic
container.
Fruit...Wash,
let dry and store in refrigerator
in
plastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sot-i and keep berries in
their store container
in a crisper,
or store in a
loosely
closed
paper
bag on a refrigerator
shelf.
Meat*...Meat
is perishable
and expensive...you
won't want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart
give
you
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum
packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken.
If you want to keep
it frozen longer,
you
should
wrap
it with special
freezer
wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market wrapping
paperand
re-wrap
in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked
meat with
plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil. Store immediately.
Cured
or Smoked
Meat
and Cold
Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc., keep best in origi-
nal wrappings,
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
in
plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the
label
says it's okay
to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic
wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased,
may be used for storage.
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STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEW
Approximab
Time
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the
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giV0n.
follow the dIrectIons for freezln!J.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
should
be used the
same day as purchased.
Eggs...Store
without washing
in the original
car-
ton or use the Utility
Bin that came
with
your
refrigerator.
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage,
place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Bulter...Keep
opened
butter in covered
dish or
in the Butter Compartment.
When storing an extra
supply, wrap
in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready
to use it. Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly
in plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil.
Condiments...Store
small
jars
and
bottles
(catsup,
mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves
where they are in easy reach.
Leftovers...Cover
leftovers
with plastic
wrap
or
aluminum
foil to keep
food from drying
out and
transferring
food odors. Plastic containers
with tight
lids are fine, too.
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