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Frozen Food Storage Guidelines

Frozen Food Storage

The information in this chart is intended as guidelines.  Harvesting techniques, manufacturing processes, transportation and distribution conditions, the nature of the food, and storage temperature and conditions may impact storage life.

Item Approximate storage life in months from date of pack to consumption
Apple slicesd 8 to 12
Apple juice concentrated, f 12
Apricotsf 12
Bacon, slab sliced non-vacuum packj 1/2
Beans, greend 8 to 12
Beef, ground bulkd, j 3 to 4
Beef, ground pattiesb, i 4
Beef, roastj 6 to 9
Blackberriesd 8 to 12
Blackberry/Raspberry pureeb 18
Blueberriesd 8 to 12
Bolognaj 2 weeks
Bread doughd, f 1
Bread, baked yeastd 2
Broccolif 8
Brussel sproutsf 8
Burritosa 9
Butterf 6 to 9
Cakes, all types frostedd 1
Cakes, all types unfrostedf 1
Carrotsd 8 to 12
Cauliflowerd 8 to 12
Cherries, dark and sweet pittedf 12
Cheese, pizza blend, shreddedd 6 to 8
Chicken nuggets or pattiesf, i 3
Chicken, cooked, dicedf 3
Chicken parts, cooked, breadedf 3
Chicken leg quartersb 8
Chicken, cut upb 8
Cookie doughd 3
Cornf 8
Corn on the cobf 8
Egg rolla 6
Eggs, whole including table gradea, b, d, f, i 12
Egg whitesa, d, f 12
Egg yolks, sugar or salt addeda, d, f 12
Enchiladasa 9
Fish fillets – lean: cod, haddock, flounder j 3 to 6
Fish sticks and portionsf 12
Frankfurters, bulk packj 2 weeks
Grape juice concentrated, f 12
Grapefruit juice concentrated, f 12
Grapefruit – orange concentrated, f 12
Grapefruit sectionsd 4 to 6
Greens, leafyf 8
Hamsj 2 weeks
Ice cream or sherbetf 2
Ice cream, noveltiesf 2
Lemonade, concentrateda 24
Margarined, f 12
Okraf 8
Onion rings, french fried and rawf 8
Orange juice concentrated, f 12
Orange juice single service cartonb 9
Peachesf 12
Peaches, individual cupf 12
Peas, black eyedf 8
Peas, greenf 8
Peas and carrotsf 8
Pepperonia 12
Peppersf 8
Pies, fruit filled, unbakedd 2 to 4
Pies, fruit filled, bakedc 6 to 8
Pineapple juice concentrated, f 12
Pizzaa 6
Pizza shellsa 6
Pork, barbecueda 12
Pork cutlets, boneless restructureda 9
Pork chopsd 3 to 4
Pork, diced or sliced a 9
Pork, groundj 2
Potatoes, french friesf 8
Potatoes, hash brownsf 8
Raviolia 6
Salmon nuggetsb 6
Sausage, pork, bulk styleb 3
Sausage, pork pattiesd 1 to 2
Sausage, precooked, polish or Italiana 9
Sausage, pork and beef, precookeda 9
Sausage, smokedd 1 to 2
Spinach, choppedf 8
Squash, summer and fallf 8
Strawberriesd 8 to 12
Succotashf 8
Tortillas, corn or wheata 12
Turkey, boneless, cookedf 3
Turkey, boneless, rawa, d 6
Turkey, groundb 3
Turkey, whole ready to cooka, b 9
Vegetables, mixedf 8
Wafflesd 1

Reference:  Choice Plus: Food Safety Supplement