Storing food promptly and correctly can help prevent
If the food has a "use by" date, consume the food by that
date or throw it out. If it has no date or only a "sell by" date, use the
following table. It tells you how long you should keep some popular foods in
the refrigerator or freezer. If you follow the recommended refrigeration time,
you will ensure that food is safe and doesn't spoil. Freezing food keeps it
safe for as long as it is frozen, so the recommended freezer-storage times are
only to ensure highest quality.
CitationsFoodSafety (2017). Storage times for the refrigerator and freezer. FoodSafety. https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/storagetimes.html. Accessed February 3, 2017.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 3, 2017
Current as of:
March 3, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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