It is estimated Americans waste 915 pounds of food per person, each year! We can help reduce this waste by making sure we understand how to store and cook our foods properly. USDA worked with Cornell University and The Food Marketing institute to develop a website and an app to help you keep your foods fresh, safe and of high quality. You can browse by category of items (e.g. beverages, meat, baked goods, shelf stable items) or search for a particular item. Depending on the food, results may tell you how long foods might be stored in different locations (cupboard, refrigerator, freezer) as well as how long before and after opening. Information for some foods includes cooking times and temperature, and the final internal cooking temperatures needed for safety. Foods range from horseradish in a jar to smoked fish to leftovers to cut fruit! Check out this great resource.This article was posted in Nutrition News.
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