Food and leftovers shelf life guide

Below you can find a table of recommended shelf life for each type of food or leftover. You can use this data as a reference, but we recommend that you always look at the food to ensure that it is in perfect condition before consuming it.

Do not use this table if the product is packaged, and the store or manufacturer indicates an expiration or best-before date (or other conservation guidelines) on their label.

Food Refrigerated Frozen
Salad and green leafy vegetables 3-4 days Do not freeze
Cold cuts 3-5 days 1-2 months
Raw sausages 1-2 days 1-2 months
Cooked sausages 1 week 1-2 months
Minced meat 1-2 days 3-4 months
Bacon 1 week 1-2 months
Veal 3-5 days 4-12 months
Lamb 3-5 days 4-12 months
Pig 3-5 days 4-12 months
Sausages 1 week 1-2 months
Turkey 1-2 days 10-12 months
Chicken 1-2 days 10-12 months
Fresh fish (clean) 1-2 days 3-6 months
Seafood 1-2 days 3 months
Eggs 3-5 weeks Do not freeze
Hard boiled eggs 1 week Do not freeze
Products made with egg 3-4 days 2-3 months
Soups 3-4 days 2-3 months
Stews 3-4 days 2-3 months
Leftovers 3-4 days 2-6 months
Canned open 4-5 days Do not freeze
Fresh pasta 1 week 2-3 months
Mayonnaise 2 months Do not freeze
Fruits 3-6 days 12 months
Tofu 2 months 6 months
Raw vegetables 4-5 days 12 months
Carrots 14 days 12 months
Cauliflower 7 days 12 months
Celery 7 days Do not freeze
Cucumber 7 days 12 months
Bread Do not refrigerate 3 months

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