It’s a familiar scene: you open the fridge and pull out a carton of eggs, or some blueberries, or maybe a green pepper. It looks ok, but how do you know for sure if it’s still fresh? You may know some basic guidelines like that raw chicken is only good for two days in the fridge, but what about cooked chicken? What about pre-cooked chicken? Never fear! We have the ultimate guide to fresh foods in the fridge. For starters, you should keep your fridge between 33 and 40 degrees – not below freezing, but not above 40!

Dairy And Eggs

Eggs: 3 to 5 weeks if stored in the fridge.

Milk: 1 week.

Butter: 1 to 3 weeks.

Yogurt: 1 to 2 weeks.


Deli Sliced Lunch Meat: 3 to 5 days.

Raw Chicken or Turkey: 1 to 2 days.

Raw Ground Meat: 1 to 2 days.

Leftover Cooked Meat: 3 to 4 days.

Pre-Cooked Meat: 3 to 4 days.