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Food
Storage Tlme
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6to9months
Margarine
.....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
farmer's
....................
3 months
Creamed cottage
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
SWISS, brick, etc. ........
6 to B weeks
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet .....
2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed)
.................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
12 months
(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, untrosted
...........
2 to 4 months
Cakes, trotted
............
8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes
....................
12 months
Cookle dough
..................
3 months
Baked cookies
............
8 to 12 months
Baked pies .................
1 to 2 months
Pledoughonly
.............
4to6months
'Based
on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Sewlce suggested
storage times.
MPORTANT:
Do not expect
your freezer
to quick-
treeze
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 ( P17.8"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
trozen
..........
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
.....................
lmonth
Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6 to 12 months
lamb and veal
..........
6 to 9 months
Pork .....................
4toSmonths
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
Sto12months
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
............
12months
POULTRY
Chicken
or turkey,
whole or parts
..............
12 months
Duck
..........................
6 months
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
Ii slectricity
goes off
;ali
the power
company.
Ask how long power
Wlbf?Off
1.
I! service
IS to be Interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep
both doors
closed.
This will help frozen
foods to stay frozen.
2. 11 service
is to be interrupted
longer
than
24
* hours:
(a) Remove
all frozen
food
and
Store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(o] 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 fuli freezer
WIII 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 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
If you feel it is unsafe, dispose
of it.

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