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These food safety tips were compiled from a Muscle & Fitness magazine and my Betty Homes & Gardens cookbook. Since we all cook in bulk now (lol), food safety is important because you can't work out if you are hugging the toilet due to food poisoning!

Food
Fridge (36 - 40)
Freezer (0 or lower)
Cooked poultry, meat, poultry dishes 3-4 days 4-6 months
Fresh poultry (whole) 1-2 days 12 months
Fresh chicken pieces 1-2 days 9 months
Fresh turkey pieces 1-2 days 6 months
Fatty fish 1-2 days 4 months
Lean fish 1-2 days 8 months
Fresh steaks (beef) 3-5 days 6-12 months
Fresh ground meat and stew meat 1-2 days 3-4 months
Fresh pork chops 3-5 days 3-4 months
Processed lunch meat

*3-5 days opened vacuum-sealed packs

*2 weeks unopened

1-2 months
Whole eggs 4 weeks 9-12 months
Egg whites 2-4 days 9-12 months
Cottage cheese 5 days -----
Cooked fresh veggies 3-4 days -----
Cooked rice 1 week -----
Cooked pasta 3-5 days -----

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