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STORING FROZEN FOOD
Packaged
Frozen Food
Store on freezer
door
shelf or in the freezer
If you plan to store it for a long
time. re-wrap
It with aluminum
foil or plastic
wrap
Frozen
Meats
The followlng
hints WIII help
keep
the quolltv
in your frozen
meats
The freezer
section
IS deslgned
for storage
of corn-
merclolly
frozen
foods
and
for freezlcg
foods
at
home
Packaging
- The secret
of successful
freezing
IS
In the
packaglng
The wrap
you
use must be air,
motsture
and
vapor
proof
The wav
you close
and
seal
the
package
must
not allow
air, moisture
or
vapors
In or out
RigId
polyethylene
(plastic)
containers
with tight-
fitting
lids,
straight-sided
canning
freezlng
jars,
heavy-duty
aluminum
foli. plastic-coated
paper
and
non-permeable
plastic
wraps
[such
as soran)
are
recommended
Note
Heat-sealed
boiling
bags
are
easy
to use and
can
be used
by themselves
or as
carton
liners
IMPORTANT: Do not expect
your treezer
to quick-
freeze
any large
quantlty
of food. leave
enough
space
for air to circulate
around
packages.
Be
careful
to leave
enough
room at the front so the
door can close tightly.
Ice Cream
Store lrl the freezer
Once
the pack-
age
IS opened,
place
a piece
of olumtnum
fol
or
STORAGE CHART FOR FROZEN FOOD
Storage times given in this chart are only a
guide. For best use of freezer space, keep fro-
zen foods for short times. Use, then replace
as
needed.
Bread
..........................
2 months
Cooked
Dishes
...............
2-3 months
Fish and Seafoods
Fresh .........................
6 months
Commercially
Frozen
......
l-3 months
Fruits ...........................
6months
Ice Cream
.......................
1 month
Concentrated
Juice
..........
4-6 months
Meats
Bacon
................
Less than 1 month
Pork roasts, chops
..........
3-4 months
Sausage
....................
l-2 months
Beef, veal,
lamb
roasts
.......
6 months
Ground
meat
................
l-2 months
Poultry
.....................
3-4 months
Vegetables
................
. ...
6 months
waxed
paper
smoothly
against
the Ice cream
sur-
'Courtesy
of Notional
LIvestock
and
Meat
Board
and
face
This WIII prevent
ice crystals
from formir,g
USDA
1.
Freeze
meat
while
fresh and In top condition
2. Use only recommended
wrapping
materials
3. Prepare
the
meat
for freezing
before
wrap-
ping
it Trim off excess
fat and
remove
bones
when
practical
Meat
should
not
be salted
because
salt shortens
freezer
life
4. Wrap
tlghtly.
pressing
out
as
much
air
OS
possible
5. Label
and date
it
6. Refreezing
thawed
meat
IS not recommended
Frozen
Soups,
Juices
Store
on freezer
door
shelf or In the freezer
Vacation and moving care
Short vacations.
. .
No need
to shut off the refrigerator
If you WIII be
away
for less than
four weeks
Use up perishables,
freeze
other
items
If your
refrigerator
IS equipped
with an automatic
Ice nlaker,
I] turn it off
2) shut off
the water
supply
to the Ice maker,
3) empty
the Ice
bin
Long vacations.
. .
Remove
all the fmd
If you are going
for a month
or more
If your
refrigerator
IS equipped
with
an
automatic
ice maker,
turn off the water
supply
to
IO
the Ice maker
at least a day
ahead
When
the last
load
of ice drops,
turn off the ice maker
Unplug
the
refrigerator
and
clean
it
rinse
well
and
dry Tape
rubber
or wood
blocks
to both
doors
keeping
them
open
far enough
for air to get
In
This WIII keep
odor
and mold
from building
up
Tape
the blocks
out of a child's
reach...do
not allow
children
near
the refrigerator
when
the doors are blocked
open.
To restart
refrigerator.
see 'Using Your Refrigerator

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