Food simple facts
Perishable foods can be left out at room temperature for only two hours at max
When shop for frozen food
Pick up frozen commercial foods just before going to the checkout counter. Purchase only foods frozen solid. Place in home freezer as soon as possible.
For best freezer storage, temperature should be 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Maximum temperature should be 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to deal with freezer burn?
For best result, cut freezer-burned portions away either before or after cooking the food. Heavily freezer-burned foods may have to be discarded for quality reasons.
What is ‘freezer burn’?
Freezer burn occurs when foods are frozen for an extended period of time or not properly wrapped and sealed.