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Food Storage and Preservation

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service. Cornell University. Food Marketing Institute

Developed by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, with Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute. The FoodKeeper will help you maximize the freshness and quality of foods and beverages. It is also available as a mobile application for Android and Apple devices.

USDA. Cooperative Extension System

Can food safely with these complete guidelines.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service

Search here to find product information sheets for USDA Foods available to households through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). 

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service

Learn about freezing foods with topics like food safety, product quality, and nutrient retention.

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service

Questions and answers about canned food safety. Also available in PDF|601 KB.

Know how long food items should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Michigan State University Extension

Preserving food is a great way to avoid wasting food when you have more fresh produce than you need right away. Just make sure you are able to use all your canned or frozen food within the recommended time.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Find links to food storage charts, learn about how food spoils, solving odor problems in your refrigerator, and more.

Kansas State University

Find information on how to store your food safely. Also learn how to safely preserve fruits and veggies.

Utah State University

Ways to prepare for adversity by storing an emergency supply of food and water.