Storing vacuum packed food.

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Hi,

This is not entirely relevant to sous vide cooking but as I just started vacuum packaging my food because of sous vide cooking I thought I would ask!

Where can I find detailed guidelines on storage practices for vacuum packaged food? Specifically I would like to know for how long I can REFRIGERATE raw vacuumed packaged food without health risks (frozen storage isn't really of concern as it shouldn't pose any safety issue).

Thanks.


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Here are a couple of guides: (not sure about how authoritative the 1st is):

http://www.lava-vacuum-packing.com/advice/shelf-life-vacuum-packed-foods.htm

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/ResourcesForYou/HealthEducators/ucm109315.pdf

Also depends on the quality and efficiency of the refrigerator.


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