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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.
FOOOSTORAGECHART
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
time
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,
lamb,
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.......................
bmonths
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
Whole chicken
or turkey
. 12 months
Duck
. . . . .
. . . . . .
.
6 months
Glblets
. . . . . . .
. .
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 to 8 weeks
Freezing
can change
texture
of
cheese.
Ice cream,
ice milk
sherbet
.
, .
. . .
.
4 weeks
EGGS
Whole (mixed)
. .
. . .
9 to 12 months
Whites
.
.
. . . . . . 9 to 12 months
Yolks . . .
. .
.
. . . 9 to 12 months
[Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole 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 to12 months
Baked
pies..
. . . . .
. . . 1 to 2 months
Pie dough
only . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6 months
'Based
on US D A and
Mfch~aon
Cmoeral~ve
Exlens~m
Service
-
suggested
slaage
tomes
If electricity
goes off
Call the
power
compc'y
Ask hcL~ 'ong
co"ter
til'beoff
1.
If service
s ts be
nterrbc'ed
24 ~0?1rs 3r ess
reei
bc+n
s3m30~c
ro,e7
Tb~s
*#lit
help
frozer,
focus
+o say
frozen
2.
If service
IS tc be I-'erructed
lorlger
thor
24
hours
(a)
Remove
ali frozec
'ood
ord
store
F o
frozen
fooa
locker
Or
jbj
Place
obocjt
20 pou?as
of dry Ce or too
of the food,
using pieces
0s large
as pas-
sable Prctect
your hor-ds
wtCI gloves
(cl
If neiltier
food
locker
s'oroge
nor dw ice
IS ovailabse
else or ccrI
perishable
'ood
ot once
3. A fu'l freezer
MI 'stay cold
orger
+rlan a parti\i
f,l,ed
one
A freezer
full of mea:
~/III s?aty cola
longer
tnor
a freezer
full of baked
goods
If
food
cortolrs
Ice crvstols,
I+ may
be safely
refrozen,
altbougk8
the
abai
ty and flavor
may
be affected
L;se refrozen
!o&s
quickly
'f +he
condition
of the food
1s poor
or you have
anv
suspicions
;t 1s wse to dispose
cf #+

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