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Cold Food Storage Chart

Follow the guidelines below for storing food in the refrigerator and freezer. The short time limits for home-refrigerated foods will help keep them from spoiling or becoming dangerous to eat. The guidelines for freezer storage are for quality only-frozen foods stored continuously at 0 °F or below can be kept indefinitely.

Alimentos Tipo Refrigerador
(40 °F o menos)
Congelador
(0 °F o menos)
Salad Egg, chicken, ham, tuna and macaroni salads De 3 a 4 días No se congelan bien
Perros calientes Opened package 1 semana De 1 a 2 meses
Unopened package 2 semanas De 1 a 2 meses
Fiambre Opened package or deli sliced De 3 a 5 días De 1 a 2 meses
Unopened package 2 semanas De 1 a 2 meses
Bacon and sausage Tocino 1 semana 1 mes
Sausage, raw, from chicken, turkey, pork, or beef De 1 a 2 días De 1 a 2 meses
Sausage, fully cooked, from chicken, turkey, pork, or beef 1 semana De 1 a 2 meses
Hamburger and other ground meats Hamburger, ground beef, turkey, veal, pork, lamb, and mixtures of them De 1 a 2 días De 3 a 4 meses
Fresh beef, veal, lamb, and pork Filetes De 3 a 5 días De 4 a 12 meses
Chuletas De 3 a 5 días De 4 a 12 meses
Carnes asadas De 3 a 5 días De 4 a 12 meses
Jamón Fresh, uncured, uncooked De 3 a 5 días 6 meses
Fresh, uncured, cooked De 3 a 4 días De 3 a 4 meses
Cured, cook-before-eating or uncooked 5 to 7 days or “use by” date De 3 a 4 meses
Fully-cooked, vacuum-sealed at plant, unopened “Use by” date De 1 a 2 meses
Cooked, store-wrapped, whole 1 semana De 1 a 2 meses
Cooked, store-wrapped, slices, half, or spiral cut De 3 a 4 días De 1 a 2 meses
Country ham, cooked 1 semana 1 mes
Canned, labeled "Keep Refrigerated," unopened De 6 a 9 meses No congelar

Canned, shelf-stable, opened

Note: An unopened, shelf-stable, canned ham can be stored at room temperature for 6-9 months.

De 5 a 14 días De 1 a 2 meses
Prosciutto, Parma or Serrano ham, dry Italian or Spanish type, cut De 2 a 3 meses 1 mes
Carne de ave fresca Pollo o pavo, entero De 1 a 2 días 1 año
Pollo o pavo, en trozos De 1 a 2 días 9 meses
Huevos Huevos crudos con cáscara De 3 a 5 semanas Do not freeze. Beat yolks and whites together, then freeze.
Raw egg whites and yolks Note: yolks do not freeze well De 2 a 4 días 12 meses
Huevo crudo congelado con cáscara por accidente Use immediately after thawing Keep frozen, then
refrigerate to thaw
Huevos duros 1 semana No congelar
Sustitutos del huevo, líquidos
sin abrir
1 semana No congelar
Sustitutos del huevo, líquidos
abiertos
3 días No congelar
Egg substitutes, frozen, unopened After thawing, 1 week or refer to “use by” date 12 meses
Egg substitutes, frozen, opened After cooking, 3 to 4 days or refer to “use by” date No congelar
Guisados con huevos De 3 a 4 días After baking, 2 to 3 months
Eggnog, commercial De 3 a 5 días 6 meses
Eggnog, homemade De 2 a 4 días No congelar
Pies: Pumpkin or pecan De 3 a 4 días After baking, 1 to 2 months
Pies: Custard and chiffon De 3 a 4 días No congelar
Quiche con relleno De 3 a 5 días After baking, 2 to 3 months
Sopas y estofados Con verduras o carne agregadas De 3 a 4 días De 2 a 3 meses
Sobras Carnes rojas o blancas cocidas De 3 a 4 días De 2 a 6 meses
Croquetas o medallones de pollo De 3 a 4 días De 1 a 3 meses
Pizza De 3 a 4 días De 1 a 2 meses
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