One of our guests alerted me to a great food website that I thought i should pass along. The site, http://www.stilltasty.com , describes itself as the ultimate shelf life guide. It offers some great insights into how to keep your food freshest the longest. In the restaurant, we utilize a system called day-dotting which tracks the date & time of production and person who prepared the item. For home, this site could be a very useful tool. Hope it helps!