‘Tis the season to receive delicious food gifts such as sausage, cheese, ham and other tasty items.holiday ham copy

If you receive a gift of food this holiday season, ensure quality and safety by following the storage guidelines listed below, said Londa Nwadike, food safety specialist for University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State University Research and Extension.

• Canned ham: Check the label to determine if refrigeration is needed. If so, it can generally be refrigerated for six to nine months unopened. If refrigeration is not required, the unopened product can be stored for up to two years. (However, the sooner you eat it, the better the quality will be.)  After opening, you can store the product safely in the refrigerator for three to four days.

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