Foods vary in freshness and quality over time. There are difference for meats, fruits and even packaged products. We found this web site, which allows you to enter any food type, or select from a robust list of foods, and it will show you how long the food product can be stored on a counter, in the fridge or frozen.
This is an excellent resource, and remember, 18% of all food poisonings happen because someone eats old food, full of bacteria and decay. Protect yourselves and your family by using this guide.