After posting previous items I noticed several were not very recent.
I also noticed that several tables are stated as for quality only, not safety. In fact safety-specified lists are rare.
I noticed that date labelling is not mandated in USA.
I was unable to find any list of (safety-specified) storage times for UK.
Accordingly here are a few, more recent examples, -
Refrigerator Freezer Chart.pdf 36.93KB
(current usfda)(Note there is no data for fresh produce)(science unclear).
refrigerator storage,2010.pdf 192.04KB
(Ohio Uni.)(contains data fresh produce)(ref. given but science unclear)
Discard any food left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours—1 hour if the temperature was above 90 °F (32.2 ºC).
Place food into shallow containers and immediately put in the refrigerator or freezer for rapid cooling.
Use cooked leftovers within 4 days.
USDA - Basics for Handling Food Safely - leftovers.pdf 20.89KB
(current afaik)(science unclear)
Can compare above USDA quote with that derived from my USDA link in earlier post -
Store Leftovers Safely
Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or frozen for 3 to 4 months. Although safe indefinitely, frozen leftovers can lose moisture and flavor when stored for longer times in the freezer.
Edited by Charles.C, 21 July 2015 - 10:38 PM.