• Elizabeth Keever

Is this still good?

Food safety facts for donations after printed date.

We are glad to accept donations of foods that are still safe and healthy for consumption that meet these deadlines. While these dates are recommended, it is still advised to use your best judgement when deciding if food has gone bad.


DAIRY

eggs: 3-4 weeks

milk alternatives: 1 month

whole milk: 5 days

non-fat milk: 7 days

skim milk: 7-10 days

soft cheese: 7 days

hard cheese: 1 month

yogurt: 1-2 weeks


GRAINS

bread: 2-3 days

bagels: 5-7 days

cereal: 6-8 months

white rice: 4-5 years

brown rice: 6-8 months

dry pasta: 1-2 years

tortillas: 1 week

quinoa: 2-3 years


CANNED GOODS

canned tuna: 2-5 years

canned beans: 2-5 years

canned fruit: 1-3 years

canned vegetables: 2-5 years

canned tomatoes: 1-3 years

peanut butter: 1-2 years


PROTEINS

deli meat: 2 weeks

frozen ground meat: 3-4 months

frozen beef, pork, poultry: 1 year

frozen seafood: 4-12 months

all fresh and cooked meat: 3-4 days

*if possible, store all donated protein in freezer


SAFE TEMPERATURE FOR CONSUMPTION

beef & pork: 145° F

ground meats: 160° F

all poultry: 165° F

fish & shellfish: 145° F

For more information: https://www.foodsafety.gov/ and www.fsis.usda.gov

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