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MP558, Reviewed September 2002

Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Fresh uncooked meat, fish, poultry

Storage recommendations are for 37 degrees Fahrenheit


Clams, oysters, scallops, shrimp

Clams, crab, lobster

Fish and shellfish, fresh cleaned, including steaks and fillets

Ground meat

Poultry, ready-to-cook chicken, duck or turkey




Stew meat

Variety meats (liver, heart, etc.)

Meat, poultry or fish
When brought in plastic wrapping from self-service counters, store in these packages. Meat packages in self-service counters have been handled by many shoppers. Opening these before storage risks contamination.

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