People often ask us about the freezer shelf life of various foods. The following chart outlines the maximum amount of time that foods should be frozen before being cooked or discarded. Also, to keep frozen foods fresher longer, make sure your freezer temperature is between 0 and -5 degrees. An inexpensive refrigerator/freezer thermometer (available at Belue Farms Natural Foods Market) can verify the temperature for you.
|Food||Months in Freezer|
|Cakes and pies||4-6|
|Eggs (uncooked whites only)||9-12|
|Bacon and sausage||1|
|Fish, fatty (i.e., salmon)||2-3|
|Fish, lean (i.e., flounder)||4-6|
|Pork chops, roasts||4-6|