Storing Food in the Fridge
People often buy food in bulk to fill the fridge and save on both shopping time and money. It is important to learn basic storage techniques that can help keep your family’s food supply safe and healthy.
Fresh beef can be stored in the fridge for three to five days; however, minced beef and offal such as liver should only be kept in the fridge for one to two days. Cooked beef should be kept for no longer than three to four days.
Fresh uncooked pork can be refrigerated for three to five days. Once cooked, pork dishes should be kept for two to three days in the fridge.
Fish and Seafood
Fish and seafood can only be refrigerated for one or two days before needing to be thrown away. You can keep cooked fish for three to four days.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits are generally best kept at room temperature, though it’s recommended to keep strawberries and other berries in the fridge as they go rotten quickly.
Leafy greens can be kept in the fridge for around a week. It is recommended to wrap them in a paper towel and refrigerate in a container. There is no need for them to be cut or rinsed before use. Carrots, potatoes, onions and other root vegetables can be stored at room temperature.