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. Cooperative Extension System.

Can food safely with these complete guidelines.

Shelf-Stable Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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

USDA Food Fact Sheets

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

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

Produce: Selecting and Serving 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 (PDF | 38.27 KB)

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.

Egg Safety: What You Need to Know

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.

How Long Does Home-preserved Food Last?

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.

Food Storage for Emergencies

Utah State University

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

Food Storage

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

Food Storage

Kansas State University

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