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Freezer as a Long Term Food Storage
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:43:04 AM »
Using Your Freezer as a Long Term Food Storage Solution
Pros and Cons
Freezing food for long-term storage is by far, the fastest and easiest way to have a large quantity of food on stand-by.
The largest downside to this method is you are entirely dependent on electricity to maintain an adequate temperature.

The USDA recommends these storage times for quality only.
Freezer Storage Chart (0 F) Note: Freezer storage is for quality only. Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely.
Item                                       Months
Bacon and Sausage                         1 to 2
Casseroles                         2 to 3
Egg whites or egg substitutes          12
Frozen Dinners and Entrees          3 to 4
Gravy, meat or poultry          2 to 3
Ham, Hot Dogs and Lunch Meats    1 to 2
Meat, uncooked roasts          4 to 12
Meat, uncooked steaks or chops     4 to 12
Meat, uncooked ground          3 to 4
Meat, cooked                         2 to 3
Poultry, uncooked whole          12
Poultry, uncooked parts          9
Poultry, uncooked giblets          3 to 4
Poultry, cooked                         4
Soups and Stews                         2 to 3
Wild game, uncooked          8 to 12

Good freezing materials include:
1.   vacuum seal pouches (these are great for refrigerated foods as well)
2.   rigid containers made of aluminum
3.   glass
4.   plastic
5.   tin or heavily waxed cardboard
6.   bags and sheets of moisture-vapor resistant wraps
7.   laminated papers made especially for freezing

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