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Classification of Perishable Foods


      Item                        Description


Meat and Poultry Products

Beef, pork, lamb, mutton, veal, chicken, turkey, goose, duck, etc. Includes pizza or sandwiches with meat product(s) served at a fundraising event


Animal Based Byproducts

Gravies/soups/broth made from animal stock or containing animal products


Fish and Seafood Products

All types of fresh or salt-water finfish, mollusks (e.g. squid, octopus, etc.), crustaceans (e.g. crab, etc.) and shellfish (e.g. mussels, clams, oysters, etc.).


Egg Products

From any animal that produces eggs for human consumption (e.g. chicken, duck, or goose).


Milk and Egg Based Byproducts

Foods that contain milk or egg products. Includes dry (powdered) egg concentrates (e.g. eggbeaters) after water is added to product and items such as custards, cheesecake, etc.


Soy Products

Tofu and other soy products (e.g. soy milk, etc.)


Raw Fruits and Vegetables

Raw seed sprouts (e.g. bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, etc.) and cut melons


Cooked Legumes, Grains and Vegetables

Beans, rice, pastas and other cereal grains; most vegetables, especially baked potatoes, since they become perishable after they are cooked


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Last updated 11/13/2019 3:34 AM