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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
There IS a right way to package
and store refrig-
erated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher, longer,
take the trme to study these recommended
steps.
Leaty Vegetables
.Remove store wrapping.
Trim
or tear off bruised
and discolored
areas.
Wash tn
cool water, drain and store In crrsper Cold, moist air
helps keep
leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp. The
crisper has sealing
gaskets to help keep humrd air
in. It also has a control to help adjust the amount
of
humidity
in the crisper.
Vegetables
with Skins [carrots, peppers)..
Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruits . ..Wash. let dry and store in refrigerator
in
plastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berrres
untrl they are ready to use. Sort 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 rt through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you pack-
aging
hints and time limrts. Store meat in the meat
pan.
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 wrth special freezer wrapping
materrol
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping
paper
and re-wrap
in plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen,
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat tightly
with plastic wrap or aluminum
foil. Store rmmediatelv,
Cured
or Smoked
Meat
and Cold
Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc.. keep best in origi-
nal wrapprngs.
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
in
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the la-
bel says It's okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.
Fresh Poultry. Wrap in aluminum
foil or plastic
wrap. The plastic wrap on poultry, as purchased,
may be used for storage.
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AN0 CURED MEAT*
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Time
t-1
VarletyMwh
.;:....
.*...........
it02
Chicken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,...:
. . . . . . . 1to2
GroundBq&
. . . . . ;..:.'.r:.;;..i
. . . . 1 to2
Steok$an&mQsts
. . *::. . .:P. . . .a. 3 30s
Cured'Ri&mta
. . . . . . :..a . . . . . . . . . . .
Bacon ,....,.,....,................
itO;
ColdCuts
. . . . . . . . . . . F.."...r
. . . . . . 3jos
*If meat irto be stored longer than the times given
follow the dtrections
forfrewhg.
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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 or bottom
door shelf.
BeveragesLWipe
bottles
and cans. Store on a
door shelf or insrde the refrigerator.
Butter.. .Keep opened
butter in covered
dish or in
the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extra sup-
ply, wrap In freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese
.Store in the original
wrapprng
until
you are ready
to use it. Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Condlments
.Store small jars and bottles (cat-
sup, mustard, jelly. olives) on the door shelves where
they are in easy reach.
Letiovers...Cover
leftovers tightly 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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