Foolproof Guide to Refrigeration Safety Standards

If you’ve come to the Excellence Industries website, you are probably looking for the best. And while buying one of our state-of-the-art commercial refrigeration standards is a huge part of winning the battle, there’s more you can do. You can make sure you adhere to known refrigeration and freezing standards, for the safety of you and your customers. And as you grow, Excellence Industries will grow with you. Everything Excellence does is focused on one goal: helping our partners grow their businesses. We have five decades of proven success developing custom programs for the dairy, ice cream and food industries. This success is due in part to Excellence, but in larger part to the quality and knowledge of our clients, whose wherewithal can only be increased by learning more about food refrigeration safety rules. Keep reading to learn more about how you can best adhere to these regulations.

Handy Rules for Refrigeration/Freezing:

Salads (including egg, chicken, ham, tuna and macaroni salads): These can stay in the refrigerator for three to five days, but do not freeze well.

Hot dogs (opened package): These will last in the refrigerator for about a week and one to two months in the freezer.

Hot dogs (unopened package): These can stay in the refrigerator two weeks and one to two months in the freezer.

Luncheon meat (opened packaged or deli sliced): These meats can stay in the fridge for three to five days and in the freezer, for one to two months.

Luncheon meat (unopened package): These can stay in the fridge for two weeks and one to two months in the freezer.

Bacon: Bacon can stay in the fridge for seven days and in the freezer for one month.

Sausage (raw, from chicken, turkey, pork or beef): This can stay in the fridge for one to two days and in the freezer for one to two months.

Hamburger and other ground meats (ground beef, turkey, veal, pork, lamb and mixtures of the aforementioned meats): Grounds meats should be stored in the fridge for a maximum of two days and in the freezer for three to four months.

Fresh beef, veal, lamb and pork steaks: Steaks should be stored in a fridge for three to five days and in a freezer for six to 12 months.

Fresh beef, veal, lamb and pork chops: Chops should be stored in a fridge for three to five days and in a freezer for four to six months.

Fresh beef, veal, lamb and pork roasts: Roasts should be kept in a fridge for three to five days and in a freezer for four to 12 months.

Fresh poultry (chicken or turkey, whole): Whole poultry should be stored in a fridge for one to two days and in a freezer for up to a year.

Fresh poultry (chicken or turkey, pieces): Pieces of poultry can be kept in a fridge for one to two days and in a freezer for nine months.

Soups and stews: These can be kept in a fridge for three to four days and in a freezer for two to three months.

2017-06-01T18:51:06+00:00June 1st, 2017|Blog|