Working mothers and working lady always go to markets or grocery stores during weekend to buy fresh meats, then placing them in the fridge right away thinking that the frozen area in the fridge is cold enough, long term placing wouldn’t be a problem.
In fact, frozen meats also have expiration dates and fresh meats, frozen meats and cooked meats all have its own particular expiration dates.
Source: Meat Handling Document – Food Gatherers (02/03/14) www.foodgatheres.org
Once you missed the expiration date, the nutrients and freshness of the food will slowly fade its colour due to oxidation, even if it looks fresh on the outside, it’s rotten on the inside! For your family and your own health, you must know the correct ways to place meats.
Meat can be place into fresh meat and frozen meat
Meats can be place into fresh meats and frozen meats in the supplied market. Fresh meats must be fresh and have elasticity, lean meat should be tender and bright red while fat meat should be white not yellowish or reddish. Frozen meat should be hard as ice, fat white, if it’s already defrost and not solid, then it’s not suitable for long term placement in the fridge.
Place frozen meats on a plate or container before thawing them in the refrigerator
Freeze The Meat Immediately
Once home, you should separate long term and short term placement for frozen foods, short term placement foods should be place in a lower temperature in the normal storage while long term placement should be place in the frozen storage.
For fresh meats, slice them in cubes and place them in containers for convenience and speed up the frozen time to maintain the quality of the meats.
Fish cannot be stored as long as other animals meat