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IMPORTANT: Do not expect
your freezer
to quick-
freeze
any
large
quantify
of food.
Put no more
unfrozen
food
into the freezer
than
will freeze
wlfhln
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 ( -17.8%).
Food
Storage
Tlme
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
Citrus fruit and Juices .......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8to 12months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
...........
8
months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4weeksorless
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens freezer Ilfe)
Frankfurters
.....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ....
2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6to12months
lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
Pork ......................
4to8monfhs
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 flsh (purchased)
......
3
months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops
.......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king cmb
............
IO months
Shftmp, uncooked
.............
12 months
POULTRY
Whole
ohlcken
or turkey
.......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6
months
Giblets
.....................
2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gmvy
.......
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
Food
Stomge Tlme
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6 to 9 months
Margarlne
.....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camemberf,
Mozzarella,
farmer's
....................
3
months
Creamed cottage
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freetlng can change texture of
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
Cakeqfrosted
............
8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes
....................
12 months
Cookle dough
..................
3 months
Baked cookies ............
8 to 12 months
Baked ples .................
1 to 2 months
Ple dough only .............
4 to 6 months
*Based on U.S.D.A. and Mlchlgan
Cooperative
Extenslon 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 fc
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 c
once.
3. A full freezerwill
stay cold longerthana
part11
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cok
longer
than a freezer full of baked
goods.
food contains
ice crystals,
it may
be safe11
refrozen, although
the quality
and flavor ma1
be affected.
Use refrozen foods quickly.
If tht
condition
of the food is poor or you have an!
suspicions,
it is wise to dispose
of it.

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