Food Storage and Preservation


USDA, FSIS, 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 helps you understand food and beverages storage. It will help you maximize the freshness and quality of items. It is also available as a mobile application for Android and Apple devices.

Freezing and Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

USDA. Extension Service.

Can food safely with these complete guidelines.

Commodity Food Fact Sheets & Recipes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

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

Raw Produce: Selecting and Storing it Safely

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

Follow-these safe handling-tips when buying, storing, and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Refrigerator & Freezer Storage Chart

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

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

Food Safety at Home

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Learn food safety techniques such as purchasing safe food, practicing safe handling while in the kitchen, and properly storing food and leftovers. Also available in PDF|611 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.