Ever find something in your refrigerator or freezer and wonder “Is this still safe to eat?” Unfortunately, food can’t keep forever whether it is raw or cooked. Whether you’re just starting cooking or have been cooking for years, check out these resources to help you determine the proper storage limits for food.
This resource from Foodsafety.gov gives a handy chart for how long common foods can last when stored in either the fridge or freezer. The chart is printable as a PDF. The website also has guidelines for determining if food is still safe to eat after a power outage and what temperatures to cook various foods.
This resource from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides charts on how long you can store meat, dairy, vegetables, dry goods, baked goods, and canned/bottled goods.
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