Food Storage and Preservation

Food Safety Poster Freezing and Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Provides information on freezing foods including food safety, product quality, and nutrient retention.


Refrigerator & Freezer Storage Chart

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Provides advice on the length of time foods should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.


Pressure canner USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

USDA. Extension Service.

Guidelines for the safe canning of food.


Frequently Asked Questions About Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Common questions about food safety, including storage, preparation, and handling.


pH Values of Various Foods

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Lists pH values of vegetables, fruits, dairy, meats and bakery products.


Commodity Food Fact Sheets & Recipes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides nutrition information, storage information, and recipes for commodity foods.


Safe Handling of Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Fruit and Vegetable Juices

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Includes buying, storing, preparation, and food safety tips, and also Q & As about fresh produce. Also in PDF|3.5 MB.


To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Provides food safety practices and risks for the elderly. Also in PDF|1.9 MB and in Spanish.


Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Databases

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

These databases feature information on selection, storage, nutrition information & benefits, and more!


Food Safety at Home

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Educate yourself on food safety techniques such as purchasing safe food, practicing safe handling while in the kitchen, and properly storing food and leftovers. Also in PDF|120 KB.


Playing It Safe With Eggs

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn how to select, cook, and store eggs to avoid contamination and complications with foodborne illness.