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MPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to qulck-
reeze any large quanttty
of food. Put no more
Introzen food Into the freezer than will freeze
rtthln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
c+od per cubic
foot of freezer space.)
leave
lnough space tar air to circulate
around pack-
Iges. Be careful
to leave enough
room at the
rorr? so the door can close tlghtty.
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-
agetemperature
which should be 0°F ( -17.B"C).
Food
Storage Tlme
FRUITS
FNR Juloe concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
CltrusfrultandJulces..
.....
4todmonths
Others ....................
B to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
...........
B months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
(Sattlng meat shortens freezer Ilte)
Fmnklurters
.....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ..... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6tol2months
Lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
Fork ......................
4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beet ....................
8 to 12 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6 months
Blue fish, salmon
...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ............
2 to 3 months
Breaded flsh (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
flsh, crab, scallops
.......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab
............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
.............
12 months
POULTRY
Whole chlcken
or turkey .......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6 months
Giblets
.....................
2 to 3 months
Cooked pouMy wlgmvy
.......
6 months
Slices (no gravy)
................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole
........
2 to 3 months
TVdlnners..
................
3to6monthr
hod
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Storage Time
Butter ......
. ...............
6to9months
Margarine
.....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
farmer%
....................
3months
Creamed
cottage
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
SWISS, brtck, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezlng can change
texture ot
cheese.
Ice cream, Ice milk, sherbet .....
2 months
EGGS
Whole (mlxed)
.................
12 months
Whites .........................
12
months
Yolks ...........................
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
Cookle 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
Cooperatlve
Extension Service suggested storage times.
If electricity
goes off
Call the power
company.
Ask how long powe
will be off.
1.
If service
is to be interrupted
24 hours or les!
keep both doors closed.
This will help froze1
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service
is to be interrupted
longer
than 2<
hours:
[a) Remove
all frozen
food
and
store in (
frozen food locker. Or...
[b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg] of dry ice in freezer fo
every cu. ft. of freezer space.
This will keel:
frozen foods for 2
to 4 days. Wear gloves tc
protect
your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage
nor dry ice i
available,
use or can perishable
food a
once.
3. A full freezerwill
stay cold longerthan
a partl!
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay colt
longer
than a freezer
full of baked
goods.
I
food contains
ice crystals,
it may
be safel!
refrozen, although
the quality
and flavor ma!
be affected.
Use refrozen foods quickly.
If the
condition
of the food is poor or you have an\
suspicions,
it is wise to dispose
of it.

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