No need to guess anymore, and no need to play around with your health and that of your family. Here is a handy chart you can download that takes the guesswork out of food safety.
Not only does it tell you the maximum number of days to store such popular items as butter, fish, chicken, vegetables, and—yes—eggs (5 weeks, by the way), the chart also offers loads of tips. Example: “Thaw all frozen meats
in the refrigerator, not on counters or in sinks.”
Source: recipe.com, 5.28.2012