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Storage Times for Food in the Refrigerator

Storage Times for Food in the Refrigerator

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You probably refrigerate certain foods in refrigerator. It can be best place to keep food fresh and longer. However, you should consider how long foods can be stored, know the time limit for foods will help keep it from spoiling or becoming dangerous to eat.

1. Meat

Published by Huffington Post, some meat can last longer in the freezer. Depends on type of meat, include uncooked chicken lasts until 9 months, while uncooked beef lasts longer, up to 12 months. Make sure your refrigerator running efficiently, because if the freezer is not cold enough, it will spoil your food.

2. Egg

Some people store their eggs in a refrigerator to prevent Salmonella. According to FDA (Food and Drug Administration), uncooked eggs last for 4 weeks in temperature of 2 - 8°C.

3. Vegetables

The ideal place where vegetables should be is on the bottom shelf, a vegetable drawer. Perfect temperature and humidity help to keep vegetables fresh up. You can use container or sealing plastic bag to keep vegetables fresh. You can also put some paper towel, food saver sheets to keep vegetables fresh longer up to 1 week.

4. Milk

Shelf life of milk depending on the type of milk, for example unopened pasteurized milk lasts for 1 week, while unopened UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk lasts for 10 months.

5. Cheese

Cheese actually has a longer shelf life than other fermented foods. Common semi-hard and hard cheeses, include cheddar or Edam last for 4 months or 8 months in the freezer. But, some soft cheeses, include mozzarella or feta only last for 3 weeks. You can use aluminium foil to keep cheese fresh and mold-free, especially for soft cheeses.