Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fridge & Freezer Storage Times

While you're in Spring cleaning mode, it's a great time to clear out your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry.  Too often we keep things far past their expiry dates and far beyond a time when they were safe to consume.  Even though many items come with 'best before' dates, you have to keep in mind that once you open a product that date no longer applies.  

I try to date items in the freezer so that it's obvious how long they've been there - doing this takes out the guess work and keeps you and your family safe from spoiled food.  Below is a chart from the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education so that moving forward you will know how long food can be stored in your refrigerator and freezer.
Remember, when in doubt, throw it out!

Steph Langdon, RD
something nutrishus counselling & coaching