You can store almost any type of food in your refrigerator. Storing food in the refrigerator will keep them from spoiling or becoming dangerous to eat. In order to refrigerate food properly you must follow some instructions. Here are some examples of food that can be refrigerated,the right time and degrees.
Storing food in the refrigerator
1. Soups & Stews
If vegetables or meat are added ,you can refrigerated them at 40 degrees or below for 3 or 4 days and in the freezer at 0 degrees or under for 2 or 3 months.
2.Hamburger & other ground meat
This includes:ground beef,hamburger,veal,pork,turkey,lamb and mixtures of them. This type of meat can be refrigerated 1 to 2 days at 40 degrees and frozen 3 to 4 months at 0 degrees or under.
Chicken or turkey,whole or pieces, can be refrigerated 1 to 2 days and frozen up to 1 year at 0 degrees or under.
Leftovers such as cooked meat or poultry,pizza and chicken nuggets or patties can be stored in the refrigerator 3 or 4 days and can be also be kept in the freezer up to 6 months.
Keep opened package or deli sliced in the refrigerator up to 5 days and the unopened package up to 2 weeks. You can store them in the freezer as well for around 2 months.
Ham,tuna,macaroni,egg and chicken salads can be stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days,but do not put them in the freezer because they don’t freeze very well.
7.Fresh beef,veal,lamb and pork
You are allowed to store steaks,chops and roasts in your refrigerator for 3,4 and 5 days as well,if needed.
8.Bacon and sausages
Sausage,raw from turkey,pork,beef and chicken can be refrigerated at 40 degrees for a maximum of 2 days and bacon for a maximum of 7 days.
If the packages have already been opened,then you can store them in your refrigerator for a week at 40 degrees and in the freezer for a maximum of 2 months at 0 degrees or under. On the other hand if the packages are not opened,then refrigerate them for 2 weeks.
10.Raw eggs in shell
They can be refrigerated up to 5 days and you are not allowed to freeze them unless you beat the yolks and the whites together.
It is recommended to be stored in your refrigerator for a maximum of 2 days.
Refrigerate it up to 4 days.