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Cold Food Storage Chart

By Food Focus on 03 September 2019

In the absence of South African guidelines on this topic, we can adhere to the Foodsafety.gov guidelines below for storing food in the refrigerator and freezer.


The short time limits for home-refrigerated foods will help keep them from spoiling or becoming dangerous to eat. The guidelines for freezer storage are for quality only—frozen foods stored continuously at 0 °F or below can be kept indefinitely.



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References: https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/cold-food-storage-charts