Monday, September 10, 2007

Safe Use and Storage





Storage Times for Chicken

Since product dates aren't a guide for safe use of a product, how long can the
consumer store the food and still use it at top quality? Follow these tips:



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before the date expires.



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recommendations on product.



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package until using.



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original packaging, overwrap or re-wrap it according
to directions in the above section, "How to Handle Chicken class=GramE>Safely".







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style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Refrigerator Home
Storage (at 40° F or below) of Chicken Products
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style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Refrigerator Storage
Times



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Fresh Chicken,
Giblets or Ground Chicken



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken,
Leftover



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Broth or
Gravy



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken
Casseroles, Dishes or Soup



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken
Pieces, covered with broth or gravy



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken
Nuggets, Patties



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Fried Chicken



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Take-Out Convenience
Chicken (Rotisserie, Fried, etc.)



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Restaurant Chicken
Leftovers, brought immediately home in a "Doggy Bag"



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Store-cooked Chicken
Dinner including gravy



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Salad



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 5 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Deli-sliced Chicken
Luncheon Meat



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 5 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Luncheon
Meat, sealed in package



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>2 weeks (but no
longer than 1 week after a "sell-by" date)



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Luncheon
Meat, after opening



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 5 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Vacuum-packed
Dinners, Commercial brand with USDA seal



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Unopened 2 weeks

Opened 3 to 4 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Hotdogs,
unopened



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>2 weeks (but no
longer than 1 week after a "sell-by" date)



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Hotdogs,
after opening



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>7 days



 



 



 



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Canned Chicken
Products



style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>2 to 5 years in
pantry



 



 



 




 





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