Storing food correctly is an easy way to make your food last longer. This helps to avoid food waste as you’ll have more time to eat it before it spoils. It also saves you money if you don’t have to throw away food that could have been eaten!
By ensuring your food has been stored in the right place, it can help to prevent foodborne illnesses caused from harmful bacteria. It also preserves the quality and nutritional values of the food making it taste better!
If you are unsure about the best place to store an item of food, check out the Love Food Hate Waste A to Z of storage. Scroll down to find the food you are looking for, and you will see some great information about storage hacks and recipe ideas.
Store in a cool, dark place:
Store in the fridge:
Use bag clips or pegs to seal opened packets of food, such as crisps or sweets.
You can also use plastic containers or airtight tins to store opened packets of biscuits or cakes, keeping them fresher for longer.