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Is it Still Edible?
A Food Storage Chart

These are guidelines.
When in doubt, throw it out!


Food Refrigerator
37 F or below
Pantry Freezer
0 F or below
Bacon
    (opened) 7 days 1 month
Beef
    Corned 5-7 days
    Dried 10-12 days
    Ground 1-2 days 2-3 months
    Roasts 2-4 days 6-12 months
    Steaks 2-3 days 6-9 months
Bread
    Soft (yeast)
        Sliced 2-4 days 4 months
        Unsliced 5-7 days 6-9 months
    Sweet rolls 4-7 days 3 months
    Quick breads 4-7 days 3 months
    Hard (yeast) 2 days 3 months
    Preservative-free 1-3 days 4 months
    Tortillas 2-4 days 4 months
    Pita 2-4 days 4 months
Butter 1-2 weeks 6-9 months
Cakes 1-2 days 2-3 months
    Cheesecake 7-10 days 2-3 months
    Cake mixes 9-12 months
Canned foods
    (unopened) 12 months
    (opened)
        Baby foods 2-3 days
        Fish 2 days
        Fruit 1 week
        Pasta sauce 5 days
        Vegetables 3 days
Cereal
    To be cooked type 6 months
    Ready-to-eat
        (unopened) 6-12 months
        (opened) 2-3 months
Cheese
    Cottage 5 days
    Cream 2 weeks
    Cheddar  
        (unopened) 3-6 months
        (opened) 3-4 weeks
        (sliced) 2 weeks
    Parmesan
        (unopened) 10 months
        (opened) 2 months
    Ricotta 5 days
    Processed cheese
        (opened) 3-4 weeks

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