Expiration and Storage information on foodstuffs

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Expiration and Storage information on foodstuffs

Post by CLEAR CUT » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:54 pm

I don't post new threads very often, but I came across this today and thought others might benefit from reading it as well.

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Post by Flea » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:55 pm

Great info! Thanks for the post!
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Post by The Highwayman » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:39 pm

Good stuff there, CC! Just wish it was a little more comprehensive of a list.....

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Post by Apollo-11 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:08 am

Well, I gotta disagree with the "whole grain" part. They say a couple of months to a year... I say forever, or pretty close to it. Wheat grains were found inside the pyramids (4,000 years old) that were still viable. Just keep them cool and dry.

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Post by Lurch » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:41 am

One thing we do at work is to write the date rec'd, and the expiration date with a sharpie. We do this with everything we receive. Once we open something we write the open date on it too. That way we can tell at a glance what to use first, and when it's been open too long.

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Post by zephir » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:18 am

Wow. really interesting info.
I had no idea I could freeze eggs. I thought they'd crack or something.

Btw, grated cheese that is bought from a store pre-grated can last more than 4 weeks. just refrigerate cold or freeze if when not in use. It can last up to 6 months (some cheeses)

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Post by BAD BOY » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:31 am

I believe all those time lines are on the very conservative/ safe side. Still good info to share.

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Post by Apollo-11 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:51 pm

zephir wrote:Wow. really interesting info.
I had no idea I could freeze eggs. I thought they'd crack or something.

Btw, grated cheese that is bought from a store pre-grated can last more than 4 weeks. just refrigerate cold or freeze if when not in use. It can last up to 6 months (some cheeses)
And of course regular cheese will last indefinitely in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag to keep it from drying out too much. It will get moldy, but cheese *is* mold to begin with. If you don't like it, just cut it off. The longer it molds, the sharper the cheese. 8)

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Post by Nexquietus » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:43 pm

I've seen a HUGE post over on another survival forum that a guy compiled by talking to companies directly and getting expiration dates from them. I'll look and see if i can find it. Actually, i have a copy of in in WORD, but not sure how a post i can make, the doc's like 6 or more pages.

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Post by CLEAR CUT » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:23 pm

Here's a quiz I found about food storage and what-not.

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Post by herbalpagan » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:35 pm

one thing I have learned through a US Extension Agency course i took, is to NOT keep your dry goods in the box or bag that they came it. It seems that the glue that holds the box and bag together is a treat for certain kinds of bugs. Also, by repackaging your products in airtight containers, they are sure to be free of pests, damage from moving them and all kinds of things like moisture. I use either tupperware or Food Saver bags.
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Post by CLEAR CUT » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:43 pm

herbalpagan wrote:one thing I have learned through a US Extension Agency course i took, is to NOT keep your dry goods in the box or bag that they came it. It seems that the glue that holds the box and bag together is a treat for certain kinds of bugs. Also, by repackaging your products in airtight containers, they are sure to be free of pests, damage from moving them and all kinds of things like moisture. I use either tupperware or Food Saver bags.
That's about what I've found out on my own to be true as well. Something in the paste that closes the bags on sugar, flour, etc. draws 'em in like a magnet.
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Post by LittleTeapot » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:35 am

CLEAR CUT wrote:Here's a quiz I found about food storage and what-not.

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J/K. Thank you for the great links. Sometimes, I overlook such simple information like that; and it's helpful to have a "cheatsheet" to which I can refer!
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Post by doc66 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:06 am

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CLEAR CUT wrote:Here's a quiz I found about food storage and what-not.

Panty Quiz
Storing food in PANTIES? Gives a whole new meaning to "what's for dinner?"



J/K. Thank you for the great links. Sometimes, I overlook such simple information like that; and it's helpful to have a "cheatsheet" to which I can refer!
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Post by CLEAR CUT » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:41 pm

The Typo Bandit strikes again.

I find white cotton to be the most edible though.
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Post by phil_in_cs » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:20 pm

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Post by LittleTeapot » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:44 am

HA!!

But back on topic, "simple" lists like this are to me very helpful. When someone shares great ones like this, I print them out for guidance and keep "main category lists" that help me stay organized.

For example, Food/Water Storage; Vehicle Maintenance; Gear/Clothing, etc. Having an actual printed list as a starting point is what I need to start creating caches that apply to my situation.

Otherwise, I tend to get overwhelmed with all the stuff I want to do.

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Post by CLEAR CUT » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:32 pm

You're welcome. I'm glad that you and everyone else found them helpful.
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