The FoodKeeper can help consumers use food while at peak quality and reduce waste. The storage times listed are intended as useful guidelines and are not hard-and-fast rules. Some foods may deteriorate more quickly while others may last longer than the times suggested. The times will vary depending on the growing conditions, harvesting techniques, manufacturing processes, transportation and distribution conditions, nature of the food, and storage temperatures. Remember to buy foods in reasonable quantities and rotate the products in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer.

Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because consumers are not sure of its quality or safety. Food waste from households represents about 44% of all food waste generated in the U.S. By reducing food waste through buying appropriate quantities, storing foods properly, cooking what is needed and composting, consumers can save money and reduce the amount of food going to landfills.

What’s New

Version 7.0.0

Search-Based Recall Notifications:
Get recall notifications specifically for items that you have recently viewed. These notifications will be sent to you shortly after a recall notification is published.
Select products of interest and add them to your personalized favorites list.
New Tips / Help Section:
New help section and tips to guide you through all of the FoodKeeper features

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
Cteng ,

Great App

This is a great resource for food perpetration and storage. The Internet is full of varying opinions on the temperature of pork or how long an egg dish can be refrigerated. This app is a great resource to find the answers to those questions from the experts, the USDA.

DesmoinesDan ,

App not updating recalls

The app appears to have stopped updating food recalls. They are on the website but not showing up in the iOS apps.
There’s no way to send feedback through the app to alert anyone of issues.

Farbjorn ,

Good Info but more needed

The app gives good info as to how long you can store various food items. When it tells you to refrigerate the food, I wish it would tell you what temperature and humidity it should be stored at, esp. vegetables. From experience certain vegetables like a slightly higher temperatures and different humidity levels than others.

Update: the problems people have been having with this app, me included, was a result of a problem with iOS 10.0.1. The new version of iOS 10.0.2 takes care of the problem and now works just fine.


USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
111.1 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© USDA 2015


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