HOW WE HANDLE AND STORE FOOD is essential to good health and well being. U.S. Food & Drug Administration reports over 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually.
Refrigeration requirements are different for different kinds of foods. The number of days that certain fruits can remain refrigerated and safe are certainly different from the number of days meats or shellfish can be safely stored.
Food should be dated once it is purchased and refrigerated to correctly track food spoilage and prevent serious and deadly illness.