Monday, February 16, 2015

Food Storage Guide "Must Have"

Everyone needs a food storage guide like this one. You know, so you can look up how long it's OK to keep that can of food that has been tucked into the dark reaches of the cupboard. Or that packaged rice mix; how long is that going to be OK?

The Food Storage Guide by Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, is a collaboration between Purdue and North Dakota Extension Services. It is 15 pages and downloadable. I plan to put mine in clear page protectors (2 pages per protector) so it will be easy to access and won't get soiled.

Here are some of the foods covered in the Guide:

  • foods in the cupboard
  • baked goods
  • refrigerated foods
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meats
  • baby food (including breast milk)
  • condiments

Click here to find the Food Storage Guide (pdf format).

1 comment:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Thanks! I'm always wondering about shelf life and reluctant to throw out something that might still be good.