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IMPORTANT: Do not expect
your freezer
to quick-
freeze
any large
quantity
of food.
Put no more
unfrozen
food
into the freezer
than
will freeze
within
24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds
of
food
per cubic
foot of freezer
space.)
leave
enough
space
for air to circulate
around
pack-
ages.
Be careful
to leave
enough
room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGE CHART
Storage times* will vary according
to the qual-
ity of the food, the type of packaging
or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof],
and the stor-
age temperature which should be 0°F ( -17.8"C).
Food
Storage
Time
FRUITS
Fruit juice
concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen
fruit
.....
12 months
Citrus
fruit and juices
......
4 to 6 months
Others
....................
8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
..........
8 months
Home frozen
..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon
....................
4 weeks or less
Corned
beef
.............
4 weeks or less
(Salting
meat
shortens
freezer
life)
Frankfurters..
...................
1 month
Ground
beef,
lamb,
veal
...
2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef
....................
6 to 12 months
lamb
and veal
..........
6to9months
Pork
.....................
4to8months
Sausage,
fresh
.............
1 to 2 months
Steaks
and chops:
Beef
....................
8 to 12 months
lamb,
veal,
pork
.........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder,
haddock
sole
.........................
6months
Blue fish, salmon
...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel,
perch
...........
2 to 3 months
Breaded
fish (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams,
oysters,
cooked
fish, crab,
scallops
.......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan
king crab
............
10 months
Shrimp,
uncooked
............
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken
or turkey,
whole
or parts
..............
12 months
Duck
..........................
6months
Giblets
....................
2to3months
Cooked
poultry
w/gravy
.......
6 months
Slices
(no gravy)
................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews;
meat,
poultry
and fish casserole
.......
2 to 3 months
TV dinners
.................
3 to 6 months
Food
Storage
Tlme
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
......................
6 to 9 months
Margarine
.....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
farmer's
....................
3 months
Creamed
cottage
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick,
etc.
........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezing
can change
texture
of
cheese.
Ice cream,
ice milk, sherbet
.....
2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed)
.................
12 months
Whites
.........................
12 months
Yolks..
.........................
12months
[Add sugar or salt to yolks oFwhole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads
and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked
Brown 'N Serve rolls ......
3 months
Unbaked
breads
........
, .......
1 month
Quick
breads
..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes,
unfrosted
...........
2 to 4 months
Cakes,
frosted
............
8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes
....................
12 months
Cookie
dough
..................
3 months
Baked
cookies
............
8 to 12 months
Baked
pies .................
1 to 2 months
Pie dough
only
.............
4 to 6 months
*Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
It electricity
goes off
Call the power
company.
Ask how long power
WIII be off
I. If service
is to be Interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep
both doors closed.
This will help fro;
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service
IS to be interrupted
longer
than 24
hours:
[a] Remove
all frozen
food
and store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg] of dry ice in freezer
for
every cu. ft of freezer space. This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect
your hands from dry ice burns.
(c] If neither food locker storage
nor dry ice is
available,
use or can perishable
food at
once
3. A full freezer
will stay cold
longer
than
a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay
cold
longer
than
a freezer
full of baked
goods.
If food contains
ice crystals,
it
be safely refrozen, although
the quality
flavor may
be affected.
Use refrozen
foods
quickly
If the condition
of the food is poor or
If you feel it is unsafe, dispose
of it.

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