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How long can you store food in the fridge?

How long can you store food in the fridge?
How long can you store food in the fridge?

 

 

Keeping food waste to a minimum is a battle every household has to struggle with. A use-by date is great, but you know once you’ve opened a package, things often won’t necessarily last as long as promised. The information below should help you judge how long you have to use a range of food types after the package has been opened.

 

Of course, you always have to be careful when it comes to food. These values are meant as a guideline only. Always check and smell your food. If there’s any sign of spoilage or something doesn’t smell quite right, throw it away.

 

*The following values are guidelines only and refer to products once their packaging has been opened. Always adhere to a product’s use-by date.

 

 

 

Eggs

 

Fresh, in shell: 3 - 5 weeks

Raw yolks, whites: 2 - 4 days

Hard boiled: 1 week                      

 



Supermarket Products

 

Egg, chicken, tuna, pasta salad: 3 - 5 days

Ready meals: 3 - 4 days

Stuffed meat: 1 day


 

 

Hamburgers and mince

 

Hamburgers, stewing meat and beef, pork, turkey and lamb mince: 2 - 3 days


 

 

Ham and corned beef

 

Corned beef: 5 - 7 days

Cooked ham, whole: 7 days

Cooked ham, slices: 3- 5 days

 

 

 

Lunch and deli meat

 

All varieties: 3- 5 days


 

 

Soups and stews

 

Vegetable/meat soups and stews: 3 - 4 days

 

 

 

Bacon and sausage

 

Bacon and smoked sausages: 7 days

Sausages: 3 - 4 days

 

 

 

Fresh meat

 

Steaks, chops and roasts: 3 - 5 days 

Offal and sweetbreds: 1 -2 days

 

 

 

Cooked meat leftovers

 

Cooked meat dishes and leftovers: 3 - 4 days

Gravy and broth: 1 - 2 days


 

 

Fresh poultry

 

Chicken and turkey, whole or parts (breasts, thighs, etc.): 1 - 2 days 

 



Cooked poultry leftovers

 

All varieties: 3- 4 days


 

 

Fish and shellfish

 

Lean and fatty fish: 1- 2 days

Prawns, scallops, squid: 1- 2 days

Cooked fish: 3- 4 days

Smoked fish: 14 days



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