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IMPORTANT:
Do not expect
your
freezer
to quick-freeze
any
large
quantity
of food.
Put no more
un-
frozen food into the freezer
than will
freeze
within 24 hours. (No more than
2 to 3 pounds
of fresh meat or 3 to 4
pounds
of vegetables
per cubic
foot
of freezer
space.)
leave
enough
space
for air to circulate
around
packages.
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
quality
of the food, the type of packaging
or
wrap used (moisture and vapor-proof).
and
the storage
temperature
which
should
be
0°F (-17.8"c).
Food
FRUITS
storage tlme
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
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 weeks
Cured
ham
. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
(Salting
meat
shortens
freezer
life)
Frankfurters
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Ground
beef,
iamb,
veal
2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef
. . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . 6 to 12 months
lamb
and veal
. . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Pork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 8 months
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 to4 months
Alaskan
king crab
. . . . . . . . . 10 months
Shrimp,
uncooked
. . . . . . . . . 12 months
POULTRY
Whole chicken
or turkey..
. . 12 months
Duck
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6months
Giblets
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cooked
poultry
w/gravy
. . . 6 months
Slices (no gravy)
. , . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Food
MAIN DISHES
Storage
time
Stews; meat,
poultry
and fish casserole
. . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners..
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Margarine
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 9 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
brick,
Mozzarella,
farmer's
. . . . 3 months
Creamed
cottage
. . DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
Swiss,etc.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to8 weeks
Freezing
can change
texture
of
cheese.
Ice cream,
ice milk
sherbet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
EGGS
Whole (mixed)
. . . . . . . . . 9 to12 months
Whites
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months
Yolks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9to12months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
eggs1
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads
and rolls
. . . . . . 3 months
Baked
Brown 'N Serve
rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3months
Unbaked
breads..
. . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Quick
breads
. . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cakes,
unfrosted
. . . . . . . . 2 to 4 months
Cakes,
frosted
. . . . . . . . . 8 to12 months
Fruit cakes
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months
Cookie
dough
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Baked
cookies
. . . . . . . . . 8 to12 months
Baked
Dies..
. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Pie dough
only . . . . . . . . . . 4 to6 months
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on
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Service
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suggested
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Call the power
company
Ask how long power
will be off.
1. If service is to be Interrupted
24 hours or less.
keep
both
doors
ciosed
This will help frozen
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. 17 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 WIII stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked
goods.
If
food contains
Ice crystals,
It may be safely
refrozen, although
the quality and flavor may
be affected
Use refrozen foods quickly
If the
condition
of the food IS poor or you have any
susprcions, it IS wise to dispose of it.
if electricity
goes off

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