According to Eat By Date, fresh eggs are good for up to 4 weeks past the sell-by date. Egg whites are good for up to 4 days and egg yolks are good for 1 to 2 days. Egg substitutes stay good for around 4 days after the sell-by date.
A:Potato salad keeps for an average of three to four days in the refrigerator. This time can vary based on other factors, including what type of mayonnaise was used and whether the potato salad was kept without refrigeration for any length of time.
A:Cooked or uncooked, hamburger meat left out overnight is not safe to eat. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends placing cooked food in a refrigerator within two hours of cooking.
A:According to "Hints From Heloise," as posted in the Washington Post, one should store opened olives or olives from an olive bar in the refrigerator. This keeps the olives fresh for at least two weeks.
A:Both pasteurization and canning work to kill dangerous microorganisms in food, including bacteria, yeast and mold. Pasteurization boils the food directly, most often milk, whereas the canning method requires the food to be placed in an airtight container before boiling it in either a water bath or pressure canner.
A:Keep fudge fresh for up to 2 weeks by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or storing it in an airtight container and keeping it at room temperature. If properly wrapped, fudge can be stored in the freezer for several months.
A:Once cooked, mussels can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. After cooking the mussels, it is important to place them in an air-tight container and refrigerate them within two hours of cooking. If the mussels cannot be consumed within four days, they can be frozen for up to three months. While foods frozen at 0 degrees Fahrenheit remain safe indefinitely, this time frame ensures that quality remains intact.
A:As of 2014, the FDA is in the process of evaluating several proposed changes to the nutrition facts labeling system that would provide more valuable information to consumers. These changes include information about added sugars, declarations regarding the amount of potassium in the product and updated serving-size requirements.
A:Food safety is essential in protecting individuals from bacteria and parasites that can be passed through food consumption. By practicing safe food handling, illnesses and fatalities can be prevented.
A:Depending on the type of meat that is being used, cold cut deli meats can last anywhere from 5 days to 4 weeks. Meats that have been opened will not last as long as meats that have not been opened or disrupted.
A:Chinese food leftovers are safe when stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. After four days, throw the leftovers out to prevent the risk of foodborne illness. Additionally, it is important to refrigerate leftovers within two hours of eating to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
A:Raw chicken, whether whole or in pieces, should only be refrigerated for a maximum of two days before use. Storage beyond this period requires freezing, which extends the lifespan to one year for whole birds and nine months for pieces.
A:The difference between freezer paper and wax paper is that wax paper has a thin paraffin coating that freezer paper does not have. This coating makes wax paper useful for a variety of culinary applications involving liquids and sticky ingredients that ruin ordinary freezer paper. Wax paper is also a popular item for several craft applications.
A:Coating apple slices with highly acidic juice, such as pineapple or lemon juice, helps deter browning. Apples brown when they come into contact with air and oxidize. Acidic juices slow down the oxidation process because they contain antioxidants.
A:Fresh jalapeño peppers can be stored in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of a refrigerator. The peppers should be sliced or chopped and placed in a heavy-duty freezer bag or airtight container for freezing.
A:Buttercream frosting does not need to be refrigerated if used within two to three days. However, it keeps for up to two weeks if stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, and it lasts up to three months if stored in the freezer.