Freezer-Life Storage Guide

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					Freezer-Life Storage Guide
For the best quality frozen foods, follow the recommended freezer storage time for each type of food listed in the chart below. These approximate storage times are based upon maintaining a freezer temperature of 0°F or lower. Follow a freezing recipe for proper preparation methods and use an appropriate packaging material, such as freezer safe glass or plastic jars, plastic freezer bags, vacuum packages, freezer foil or freezer paper.

Bakery Breads, Quick (Baked) Breads, Yeast (Baked) Breads, Yeast (Unbaked) Cakes Cakes, Fruit Cookies (Baked) Cookies (Unbaked) Pastry (Unbaked) Pies (Baked) Pies (Unbaked) Dairy Butter Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Hard or Semi-Hard Cheese, Soft Eggs Ice Cream & Sherbet Milk Fruits Fruits, Citrus Fruits, All Except Citrus Meat, Poultry, Seafood & Game Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Veal, Venison Fish Ground Meat Liver Rabbit, Squirrel Crab, Fish Roe, Lobster, Oysters Pork (Cured) Pork (Fresh) Sausage Shrimp Turkey, Chicken

Months 2 4–8 1/2 6 12 6 4 2 1 3 Months 5–6 1 6 – 12 4 12 1–3 1 Months 3–4 12 Months 8 – 12 2–3 3–4 3 6–8 3–4 1–2 6–8 4–6 6 12

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Prepared Foods Candies Gravy Pizza Prepared Main Dishes Salads Sandwiches Soups, Stews Soft Spreads Freezer Jams & Jellies Vegetables Onions Vegetables (Cooked) Vegetables (Raw, Except Onions)

Months 12 2 1 3–6 2 1 6 Months 12 Months 3–6 1 12

and Ball®, TMs Ball Corporation used under license.

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