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I read in a magazine some helpful tips on storing food in the refrigerator or freezer.  Below are some food items and their length of time per refrigerator or freezer.

A few tips:

1. Keep the fridge temperature lower than 4C as bacteria grows between 4C and 60C.

2. Date your leftovers so you can keep track of how long they have been stored.

3.  Avoid exposure to air by storing food in food-safe glass or silicone containers. You can also wrap food tightly in beeswax wrapper.


Storage Times

Food Item RefrigeratorFreezer

Meat and vegetable dishes3-4 days2-3 months

Cooked meat3-4 days2-3 months

Cooked egg dishes3-4 days2-3 months

Poultry or seafood3-4 days4-6 months

Soups2-3 days4 months

Hard boiled eggs1 weekDo not freeze well