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Store healthy foods properly

Different types of foods have different storage requirements. It's especially important to store fresh produce in optimal conditions to preserve its flavor and quality.

What you can do today

Tips for success

  • Be sure to remove any spoiled food immediately. One spoiled item can cause food around it to spoil.
  • If your cold storage and hours of operation are limited, coordinate the timing and amount of your fresh food donations with your distribution so that food does not spoil before clients can take it.
  • If your turnover is slower than average, prioritize acquisition of produce and other fresh foods with relatively longer shelf lives.

How Extension can help

Connect with the food safety team to answer your food safety questions: Food safety program team.

Kelly Kunkel, Extension educator in health and nutrition

Reviewed in 2023

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