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IMPORTANT:
Do not
expect
your
freezer
to quick-freeze
any
large
quantity
of food.
Put no more
un-
frozen food into the freezer
than will
freeze within 24 hours. (No more than
2 to 3 pounds
of fresh meat or 3 to 4
pounds
of vegetables
per cubic
foot
of freezer
space.]
leave
enough
space
for air to circulate
around
packages.
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
quality
of the food, the type of packaging
or
wrap used (moisture and vapor-proof),
and
the storage
temperature
which
should
be
0" F ( -17.8"C).
Food
FRUITS
Storage
time
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
frozen
.
. 8 months
Home frozen
. . . . . .
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon
.
.
. .
. . . .
4 weeks
or less
Corned
beet.................
2weeks
Cured
ham
. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
(Salting
meat
shortens
freezer
life)
Frankfurters
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . 1 month
Ground
beef,
lamb,
veal
2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 12 months
Lamb and veal
. . . . . 6 to 9 months
Pork . . .
. . . . .
. . 4 to 8 months
Sausage,
fresh . . . .
. .
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef
. .
. . . . . .
8 to 12 months
Lamb, veal,
pork . . .
3 to4 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 to4 months
Alaskan
king crab
. . .
. . 10 months
Shrimp,
uncooked
. . . . .
12 months
POULTRY
Whole chicken
or turkey.
. 12 months
Duck
.
. .
6 months
Giblets
. . .
. .
. 2 to 3 months
Cooked
poultry
w/gravy
. 6 months
Slices (no gravy]
.
1 month
I
Food
MAIN DISHES
Storage
time
Stews; meat,
poultry
and fish casserole
. . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Margarine
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 9 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
brick,
Mozzarella,
farmer's
. . . . 3 months
Creamed
cottage,,-.
. DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam; Gouda.
Swiss. etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 8 weeks
Freezing
can change
texture
of
cheese.
Ice cream,
ice milk
sherbet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
EGGS
Whole (mixed)
. . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months
Whites
. . . . . . . . . . . . .,. . .
9 to 12 months
Yolks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9to12months
[Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
eggs1
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
Cakes,
frosted
. . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months
Cookie
dough
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Baked
cookies
. . . . . . . . . 8 to12 months
Baked
pies..
. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Pie dough
only . . . . . . . . . . 4 to6 months
'Based
on US DA
and
MlchlQon
Cooperotwe
Exterwm
Serwce
suggested
stcmge
lhmes
electricity
goes off
Call
the power
company
Ask now
long
power
~111 be off
1. If serL/lce
s to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
iteep
Sot,h ,ioo:s
rio<ec!
This W,III help
frozen
foods
?o stay frozer
2. If serL#lce 15 tc be .nterrupted
longer
than
24
hours
(a]
Remobe
all frozen
food
and
store
In a
frozen
food
locker
Or
(b)
Place
2 lx
(0 9 kg] of dry Ice
in
freezer
for
every
cu ft of freezer
space
THIS
w~li
keep
frozen foods
for 2 to 4 aays
Wear gloves
to
protect
your hands
from dry Ice burns
cc;
If neltCler food
locker
storage
no: drv Ice
s available
use or can
perishable
food
at orIce
3. A full freezer
WIII sta%f cold
larger
than a portly
fllled
one
A freezer
full of mea+
,NIII
stav cold
longer
than
o freezer
full of baked
goods
If
food
contains
ice crystals,
I+ may
be safely
refrozen,
ai+hOLJgn
the
quCIlty
and
!lOVOr
may
be affected
Use refrozen
foods
qulcklv
if
the
condltior
of the food
s poor
or you have
any
suspicions
t 8s wise tc' dispose
of
I+

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