We all want our food to stay as fresh as possible; the way we store our food has a lot to do with how fresh it keeps and for how long. Here are some food storage tips you could try and see if it makes any difference to your food.
Set your fridge’s temperature to 5 degrees Celsius or lower, this is the ideal temperature for food storing.
If you like leftovers, make sure you refrigerate them within 90 minutes of cooking them and keep them in the fridge for a maximum of two days. If they’re not eaten within two days bin them to avoid food poisoning.
You should never put open cans in the fridge. The metal can transfer to the cans contents which again, will result in food poisoning. To avoid this – even though it means more washing up – empty the contents into a storage container. Avoiding food poisoning will be worth the extra washing up, we can ensure you!
There are usually use by and best before dates, and a lot of people mix up the two. Use by dates are usually on food that can go off quickly. It’ll be dangerous for your health to eat foods that are past this date. Best before dates are usually on foods that have a longer life. It shows how long the food will be at its best quality.
Check out the infographic for the full details on storing food in your fridge.