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Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Rabdos, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Rabdos

    Rabdos Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to have a piece of mortadella vacuum or protective atmosphere packed and store it in the cupboard for months? I know they do smoked sausages that are vacuum packed and are can be stored in the cupboard for several weeks/months. I wonder if I can do similar things with other meats?
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes!
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    A useful rule of thumb, for me, would be, that if I buy it refrigerated, on a normal shelf, from the supermarket, I can store it in the same environment. If I buy it from the fridge, I keep it t.here, unless for short times, before eating.

    I don't know the answer to your specific question.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes, I agree. If the item is sold on a shelf, you can keep it on a shelf until the eat by date. If it is sold from a fridge, keep it in a fridge until the eat by date.
     
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    frankbegbie · Well-Known Member

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    I've recently found that if I keep my salad stuff out of the fridge it lasts longer.
    I stand the spring onions in a container of water, all the other stuff is on the windowsill.
    If I put tomatoes, cucumber or bell peppers in the fridge they turn to mush within a few days.
     
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  6. Rabdos

    Rabdos Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but I want to know how long vacuum/protective atmosphere packing lasts outside the fridge?
     
  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Why?
     
  8. frankbegbie

    frankbegbie · Well-Known Member

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    Well just try it then.
    See how long it lasts.

    By the way; there is no such thing as a Vacuum.
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    I like simplicity in everything I eat - you often seem to complicate your food choices from the threads you post

    I don't think there are any experts on deterioration of the shelf life of food held in a vacuum atmosphere here on the forum -- only people that do their best to eat healthily and control their Diabetes.
     
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  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    oh I don't know about that ..................:hilarious:

    I think the difference between factory produced vacumn packed food and the ones produced at home is the environment they are packed in, the factory environment will be under strict controlled conditions.
     
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  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have had thirty years in the meat industry both retail and wholesale in the UK and Australia.

    That is why I answered "yes" in post #2 in this thread.

    Edit: Typos.
     
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  12. Rabdos

    Rabdos Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So Tipetoo, why they don't sell cooked pieces of meat in vacuum? Like steak, burgers, roast, etc? It would be ideal.
     
  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Have you got a phobia about cooking things yourself?
     
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  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    They sell cryovac cooked meat here in the three major stores in Australia, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi.

    Some of the smaller local butcher shops in Bundaberg sell the same also, but at a premium price for the service.

    You also need to realise that vacuum packed meat / food needs to be refrigerated after opening, as they are just as big a breeding ground for food poisoning bugs as uncooked meats.

    It would appear so...
     
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  15. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Why don't you buy meats and use a Food Saver to seal them yourself and freeze? Perhaps someone else could cook them for you?
     
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  16. ladybird64

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    Google is your friend :D
     
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    Rabdos Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to buy fresh/chilled meat/fish/chicken packaged so that it can stay in the fridge for a couple of weeks?
     
  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, just walk into the store purchase what you require, then take it home and put it in the fridge.
     
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  19. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    But then I surely wouldn't be eating it???

    I suppose you could get one of those 'emergency' food packs where everything is dried and then can rehydrate it. Doesn't sound appetizing to me though
     
  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Australian Army ration packs are pretty good, but not up to the US armies MRE pack standard. :D
     
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