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Safe Food Storage

Follow these tips for safely storing food in the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry to prevent foodborne germs from growing and keep it fresh for longer.

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

The FoodKeeper app can help you use food while it's at peak quality and reduce waste.

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

Safe handling of leftovers is very important to reducing foodborne illness. Follow the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) recommendations for handling leftovers safely.

USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service

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

HHS, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Trying to reduce food waste in your home? Apply these tips and strategies to decipher expiration labels and keep food fresh for longer.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

View tips for reducing food waste in the kitchen, at the grocery store, and when ordering from restaurants.

Kansas State University

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

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 Extension

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