ok... it's been in your fridge for 3 days.... is it still good? Or how about in your freezer for a year???? check the chart below....

Storing Perishable Foods.
Always date the item whether it's going in the fridge or the freezer.

Food Product Refrigerator (40 degrees F) Freezer (0 degrees F)
fresh, in the shell
3 weeks in original container don't freeze
raw yolks or whites 2-4 days 1 year (freeze separately if you can)
hard cooked 1 week don't freeze well
vegetable or meat added
3-4 days 2-3 months
beef roast
3-5 days 6-12 months
beef steaks 3-5 days 6-12 months
lamb chops 3-5 days 6-9 months
pork chops 3-5 days 4-6 months
pork roasts 3-5 days 4-6 months
stew meat-beef, lamb or pork 1-2 days 3-4 months
ham, canned, label says "keep refrigerated" 6-9 months (in the can) don't freeze
ham, fully cooked, slices 3-4 days 1-2 months
ground beef, lamb, pork, poultry or mixtures of them 1-2 days 3-4 months
sausage, raw-beef, pork or poultry 1-2 days 3-4 months
smoked breafast links or patties 7 days 1-2 months
bacon 7 days 3 months
chicken or turkey, whole 1-2 days 1 year
chicken or turkey, pieces 1-2 days 9 months
meat or meat mixtures
3-4 days 2-3 months
gravy or meat broth 1-2 days 2-3 months
poultry mixtures 3-4 days 4-6 months
poultry pieces, plain 3-4 days 4 months
poultry pieces covered with broth/gravy 1-2 days 6 months

Send this page by email to a friend!        Instructions to send pages through ICQ/AOL etc.

Sign or View my Guestbook

"Back to Recipes Main Index"
"Back to Hints & Tips Main Index"
"Back to Main "Purple" Section Index"
"Back to Main Entry Page for other Sections"

Go Back to the page you just came from

postcards, recommend this site, join my updates list, vote for me, FAQS, and much more.  All in one place for you

This page has been accessed times.

vjr All Rights reserved.