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Extended Storage Time for Vacuum Sealed Foods

Foods Store in  Bag/Canister Vacuum Shelf Life Normal Shelf Life
Meats         
Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, Freezer Bag 2-3 years 6 months
Venison Freezer Bag 2 years 3-4 months
Rabbit, Squirrel Freezer Bag 1 year 12 months
Wild Duck, Pheasant, Goose Freezer Bag 2-3 years 6 months
Ground Meat Freezer Bag 1 year 4 months
Fish Freezer Bag 2 years 3-6 months
Lobster, Shrimp Freezer Bag 1-2 years 6-12 months
Crab Freezer Bag 8-12 months 2 months
Eggs (hardboiled) Refrigerator Canister 2-3 weeks 1 week
Cheeses        
Parmesan Refrigerator Bag/Canister 4-8 months 1 month
Swiss Refrigerator Bag/Canister 4-8 months 1-2 weeks
Cheddar Refrigerator Bag/Canister 4-8 months 1-2 weeks
Vegetables        
Lettuce, Spinach Refrigerator Canister 2 weeks 3-6 days
Green Beans Freezer Bag 2-3 years 8 months
Corn (kernel or cob) Freezer Bag 2-3 years 8 months
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts Freezer Bag 2-3 years 8 months
Asparagus Freezer Bag 2-3 years 8 months
Cauliflower, Cabbage Freezer Bag 2-3 years 8 months
Carrots Refrigerator Bag 2-3 years 2 weeks
Snap Peas Freezer Bag 2-3 years 8 months
Fruits         
Plums, Peaches Freezer Bag 1-3 years 6-12 months
Mangos, Apricots Freezer Bag 1-3 years 6-12 months
Apples Refrigerator Bag 2 months 2-4 weeks
Pears Refrigerator Bag 2 months 2-4 weeks
Pineapple Refrigerator Bag 4 weeks 1-2 weeks
Citrus Fruits Refrigerator Bag 4 weeks 1-2 weeks
Tomatoes Freezer Bag 6-12 months 1-2 weeks
Softer Berries        
Blackberries, Raspberries Refrigerator/Freezer Canister/Bag 1 week/6 months 1-3 days/3 months
Strawberries Refrigerator/Freezer Canister/Bag 1 week/6 months 1-3 days/3 months
Grapes Refrigerator/Freezer Canister/Bag 2 weeks/8 months 4-6 days/4 months
Harder Berries        
Blueberries Refrigerator/Freezer Canister/Bag 2 weeks/8 months 3-6 days/4 months
Huckleberries Refrigerator/Freezer Canister/Bag 2 weeks/8 months 3-6 days/4 months
Cranberries Refrigerator/Freezer Canister/Bag 2 weeks/8 months 3-6 days/4 months
Bakery Goods        
Bagels, Bread, Pastries Freezer Bag 1-3 years 2-3 months
Cookie Dough Refrigerator/Freezer Bag 1 year 1-2 days/3 months
Cookies (homemade) Pantry/Freezer Bag 2 weeks/2 years 3-5 days/6-12 months
Cookies (packaged) Pantry/Freezer Bag 3 months/2 years 1 month/12-18 months
Muffins Freezer Bag 2 years 6-12 months
Cake Batter Refrigerator/Freezer Chamber Bag 1 week/6 months 2-4 days/1 month
Waffles Freezer Bag 1 year 1 month
Croutons Pantry Bag 1 year 6 months
Pancake Mix Pantry Bag 1-2 years 6-9 months
Nuts        
Almonds, Peanuts Pantry Canister/Bag 2 years 6 months
Sunflower Seeds Pantry Canister/Bag 2 years 6 months
Pistachios Pantry Canister/Bag 2 years 6 months
Coffee & Tea        
Coffee Beans Pantry Canister 1 year 1-3 months
Coffee Beans Freezer Bag 2-3 years 6-8 months
Ground Coffee Pantry Canister 5-6 months 1-2 months
Ground Coffee Freezer Bag 2 years 4-6 months
Tea (bags or loose) Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 8-12 months
Prepared Liquids        
Sauces, Soups, Stews Freezer Chamber Bag 1-2 years 3-6 months
Oils (no preservatives) Pantry Canister/Chamber Bag 1-2 years 3-6 months
Dry Foods        
Beans, Grains Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 6 months
Rice (white), Pasta Pantry Canister/Bag 2-3 years 1-2 years
Rice (brown) Pantry Canister/Bag 1 year 6 months
Ready-to-eat Cereals Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 1 year
Uncooked Cereals Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 1 year
Chips Pantry Canister 4-8 weeks 1-2 weeks
Crackers Pantry Canister 4-8 weeks 1-2 weeks
Powdery Foods        
Dry Milk Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 5-6 months
Flour Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 5-6 months
Flour (whole or wheat) Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 5-6 months
Sugar, Brown Sugar Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 5-6 months
Baking Powder Pantry Canister/Bag 2 years 18 months
Baking Soda Pantry Canister/Bag 2-3 years 2 years
Gelatin Pantry Canister/Bag 2 years 18 months
Dried Coconut Pantry Canister/Bag 1-2 years 5-6 months
Spices        
Spices, Whole Pantry Canister/Bag 2-3 years 1-2 years
Spices, Ground Pantry Canister/Bag 1 year 6 months
Herb/Spice Blends Pantry Canister/Bag 1-3 years 1 year