Food Storage!

— Written By Jessica Zucchino and last updated by
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It can be tough to know how long various foods last in the refrigerator, in the freezer, and in the cabinet. FoodKeeper, housed at, is a wonderful resource allowing you to browse by category or search for specific foods to learn more about the time frame in which it is safe to consume these items, depending on their storing conditions. This can be especially helpful when foods don’t have labels! Or if you’ve made the food at home, you may not know how long to safely store it before passing it to the trash or compost. You can also search for FoodKeeper as an application for your phone to have this information easily available in times of need.

"browse by category" feature in FoodKeeper

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Knowing how long foods last can help inform your meal planning and potentially reduce food waste. For more tips on meal planning and reducing food waste, consider reaching out to your EFNEP Educator, Jessica Zucchino, or your FCS Agent, Sue Estridge, to learn about upcoming classes that may fit your needs.

Jessica Zucchino, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator

Jessica Zucchino, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator

Sue Estridge, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

Sue Estridge, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

We hope this resource helps you and your family stay healthy and happy!