To freeze or to refrigerate, that is the question. At least, that’s the question many of us ask ourselves each time we unpack our groceries. How long will tuna salad last in the refrigerator? Do you need to freeze uncooked chicken right away? The U.S. Department of Health and Human … Read more
Recommended Shelf Life
A number of key factors determine the shelf life of a product after opening:
The temperature at which a product will be stored
How the product will be stored (sliced, vacuum packed, aerobic package, etc)
Storage of Fresh or Uncooked Products
Storing Uncooked Meat Meat should be stored at a low temperature to help preserve its quality and prevent the growth of illness causing bacteria. Chilling meat to below 40° F is recommended. Meat can be chilled or frozen. In order to freeze meat, you must drop the temperature below 28° … Read more
When shopping • Choose packages that are cold and tightly wrapped for freshness. • Check the ‘best before’ dates. • If you want a smaller portion, ask at the meat counter and they can cut one for you; this minimizes concerns about how to store extra meat. When storing meat … Read more
Eggs: Store in the original carton on a shelf, not in the fridge door. Use within 3-5 weeks or by the suggested expiry date. Leftover uncooked egg whites can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or for up to a year in the freezer. Egg yolks can be stored in the fridge for 2-4 days. Freezing egg yolks is not recommended.
Fresh vegetables: Store in the fridge and use within 5-7 days. Frozen vegetables will keep for up to a year.