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Storing Food
IMPORTANT - Check the fridge is working efficiently and if in doubt use a thermometer to check it. Clean it from time to time to keep germs at bay, and eliminate dubious whiffs when you open the door!


Meat

From the minute you buy it, keep it wrapped and packed separately from the rest of your shopping.

Store it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook it – raw or cooked it should stay fresh for about 3 days.

Chicken which will only stay fresh for 1 or 2 days.

Hamburgers and minced meat can only be stored for up to 2 days.

Don’t leave meat lying around at room temperature.

Keep raw meat at the bottom of the fridge and separate from cooked meat.

Check the use-by dates where possible.

General

Eggs will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 20 days.

Vegetables (fresh) are best stored in a cool dark place and will keep for up to a week.

Cooked (cooked) can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Soups can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Leftovers should be kept in the fridge and used within 2-3 days.