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Food storage
guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
There
IS a rrght way
to package
and
store refrig-
erated
or frozen
foods
To keep
foods
fresher,
longer,
take
the trme to study these
recommended
steps.
Leafy Vegetables
Remove
store wrapplng
Tram
or tear
off brursed
and
drscolored
areas
Wash
In
cool
water,
drain
and store In crisper
Cold,
morst clr
helps
keep
leafy
vegetables
fresh
and
crrsp
Vegetables
with Skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Store
In crisper.
plcstrc
bags
or plcst~c
container
Fruits
Wash,
let dry and
store
In refrigerator
In
plastic
bags
or crisper
Do not wash
or hull berrres
until they are ready
to use Sort and
keep
berries
r
their store contarner
In a crisper,
or store in a loosely
closed
paper
bag
on a refrigerator
shelf
Meat
Meat
IS perishable
and expensrve
you
won't
want
to waste
on ounce
of it through
careless
hcndlrng
The followrng
lrst and chart
grve you pcck-
aging
hints and
trme
lrmlts. Store meat
In the meat
pan.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh
meat
In
the store
wrapping
Vacuum
packaged
meat
can
be frozen
for as long
OS one month
If the seal IS not
broken
If you
want
to keep
it frozen
longer,
you
should
wrap
It with special
freezer
wrapping
material
Fresh
Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market
wrapprng
paper
and
re-wrap
loosely
In
waxed
paper
or aluminum
foil for storing
It unfrozen
Cooked
Meat.
Wrap
or cover
cooked
meat
with
waxed
paper,
plastic
wrap
or clumlnum
foil
Store
rmmedrately
Cured
or Smoked
Meat and Cold
Cuts.
Ham,,
bacon
sauscge
cold
clU':
etc
keep
bes'
n origl~
ncl
'wrapglngs
OrIce
opened
t @try
re-wrap
in
plastic
drop
or aluminum
foil
Canned
Ham.
Store In refrNgerctor
#unless the IO-
be' scys its okay
to store on trse shelf
DG not freeze
Fresh Poultry
Looselr
~'rcp
or hcxed
paper
or
p astic
wrap
-he
plastic
'wcp
or, polJltrc
as our-
cwsed
Taq
!x
bsen, for storage
L
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEAT"
rVPe
Approximate
Time
(days)
Variety
Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chicken
. .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . 1 to2
Ground
Beef .
. .
. . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts
.
. . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured
Meats
. . . . . . . . _. .
. . . 7 to 10
Bacon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
ColdCuts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3to5
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given.
follow the directions
for freezing.
NOTE:
Fresh fish and
shellfish
should
be used the
same
day
as purchased
hxas
Store
without
washrng
in the
orlginal
carton
or use the
egg
nest
In the
door
of your
refrigerator
Milk
Wipe
milk cartons
For best storage,
place
milk on nterior
shelf
Beverages
Wipe
bottles
and
cans
Store
on o
door
shelf or Inside the refrigerator
Butter
Keep
opened
butter
In covered
dish or In
the Butter Ccmpcrimen?
When
storing
an extra
sup-
ply, wrap
In freezer
packaging
and
freeze
Cheese
Store
In the
origrnal
wrcpprng
untrl
you
are
ready
to use It Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly
in plcstrc
wrap
or aluminum
foil
Condlments
Store small jars and
bottles
[cat-
sup, mustard,
jelly, olives)
on the door
shelves
where
they are In easy reach
leftovers
Cover
leftovers
with
plastic
wrap
or
alumrnum
foil
to keep
food
from
drying
out
and
transferring
food
odors
Plastic
containers
with tight
IIds are fine. too

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