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.
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Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Not impressed. Half of the things in my kitchen aren't even listed.
It has very little information about the ones that are listed and some listings are unclear. E.G., "potatoes - in the pantry 1-2 months, in the refrigerator 1-2 weeks"...what? Wait...do you mean instant in the pantry and fresh in the fridge or are fresh potatoes good longer if left out of the refrigerator? Obviously not. But it should be easier to comprehend than this. (Not everyone has as much common sense as I do.) 😋
I can get better, clearer, faster information by just googling what I need, when I need it. No need for a useless app taking up space on my phone.
- 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.