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      How Long Does Stored Food Last?

      These are just basic guidelines for food storage,.

      Meat and Poultry – Uncooked

        [*]Chicken and turkey – Nine months[*]Steaks, beef – Six to 12 months[*]Chops, pork – Four to six months[*]Chops, lamb – Six to nine months[*]Roasts, beef – Six to 12 months[*]Roasts, lamb – Six to nine months[*]Roasts, pork and veal – Four to six months[*]Stew Meats – Three to four months[*]Ground meats – Three to four months[*]Organ meats – Three to four months[/list]

        Dairy Products

        [*]Butter/margarine – Six to nine months[*]Cheese, soft and spreads, dips – One month[*]Cheese, hard or semi-hard – Six months[*]Eggs in shell- Do not freeze[*]Ice cream – One month[*]Milk / Cream – Three weeks [/list]


        Dried Food Items – Shelf Life

        [*]Baking powder/soda – 18 months[*]Bread Crumbs – Six months[*]Cereals – Six months[*]Coffee creamer, dry – Six months[*]Flour/cake mixes – One year[*]Gelatin/pudding mixes – One year[*]Herbs/spices – Six to 12 months[*]Milk, nonfat dry – Six months[*]Pancake/pie crust mixes – Six months[*]Pasta/noodles – Two years[*]Potatoes, instant – 18 months[*]Rice, white – Two years [*]Sugar, granulated – Two years [*]Sugar, brown, confectioners’- Four months[/list]

        Other Items

        [*]Chocolate – unsweetened 18 months[*]Coffee, vacuum pack – One year[*]Milk, canned – One year[*]Molasses – Two years[*]Nuts – Eight months[*]Oils/salad dressings – Three months[*]Peanut butter (unopened) – Six months[*]Sauces, condiments, relishes (unopened) – One year[*]Shortening – Eight months[*]Syrups – One year[*]Tea – 18 months[/list]
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