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STORING FROZEN FOOD
Packaaed
Frozen Food
Store on freezer
do0
shelf or in the freezer
If you plan to store It for a lone
time,
re-wrap
it wrth alumrnum
fool or plastic
wrap
Frozen
Meats
The following
hints
will
heIF
keep
the quolrty
In your frozen
meats
1. Freeze
meat
while
fresh and
rn top condition
2. Use only recommended
wropprng
moterrals
3. Prepare
the
meat
for freezrng
before
wrap
prrng It Tram off excess
fat and
remove
boner
when
practrcal
Meat
should
not
be
soltec
because
salt shortens
freezer
lrfe
4. Wrap
tightly,
pressrng
out
as
much
air
ar
The freezer
sectror
IS desIgned
for storage
of com-
possible
mercially
frozen
foods
onId
for freezIng
foods
at
5. Label
and
date
it
home
6. Refreerrng
thowea
meat
IS not recommendec
Packaging
-The
secret
of successful
freezrng
IS
In the
pockaging
The wrap
YOU
use must be air,
moisture
and
vapor
proof
The way
you close
and
seal
the
package
must
not allows
air. moisture
or
vapors
in or out
Rigid
polyethylene
(plastrc)
containers
with trght-
fitting
lids.
strorght-sided
canning
freezing
tars,
heavy-duty
olumrnum
foil. plastic-cooted
paper
and
non-permeable
plastic
wraps
(such
OS soron)
are
recommended
Note
Heat-sealed
boiling
bogs
are
easy
to use and
car
be used
by themselves
or as
carton
liners
IMPORTANT: Do not expect
your freezer
to qulck-
freeze
any large
quantity
of food. leave
enough
space
for alr to circulate
around
packages.
Be
careful
to leave
enough
room at the front so the
door can close tightly.
Ice Cream
Store irI the freezer
Orl':e
t'ye pock-
age
IS opened,
place
o piece
of alum
rlum1 foil or
waxea
paper
smoothly
against
the
ce cream
sur
face
This ~111 prevent
Ice crystals
from formr8g
Frozen
Soups,
Juices
Store
on freezer
doo
shelf or In the freezer
I
STORAGE CHART FOR FROZEN FOOO
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 .........................
6months
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
....................
1-2 months
Beef, veal,
lamb
roasts
.......
6 months
Ground
meat
................
l-2 months
Poultry
.....................
3-4 months
Vegetables
....................
6months
'Courtesy
of Notjonol
Live Stock ord Meat Board
and USDA
Vacation and moving care
Short vacations.
. .
No need
to shut off the refrigerator
II you &III be
away
for less than
four weeks
Use up perlshables
freeze
other
Items
If your
rerrrgerotor
IS equipped
with an outomatrc
Ice maker,
1) turn It off
2) shut off
the water
supply
to the Ice maker
3) empty
the Ice
bin
Long vacations.
. .
Remove
oil the fcxod If you are going
for a month
or more
If your
refrigerator
IS equipped
wrth
an
outomotrc
Ice maher.
turn off the water
supply
to
10
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
keeprng
them
open
for enough
for air to get
In
This WI/I keep
&or
and
mold
from building
up
Tape
the blocks
out of a child's
reach...do
not allow
children
near
the refrlgerator
when
the doors are blocked
open.
To restart refrigerator
see 'Using Your Refrrgerator

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