Yes, the whole tomato may be pre-frozen and then vacuum packaged and stored in the freezer. This may cause the texture of the tomato to change and become limp after thawing. It is not recommended that fresh whole tomatoes be vacuum packaged and stored in refrigerator or at room temperature. If the tomato has been properly processed into tomato products, it may be stored in the refrigerator but this depends on the processing that was used.