Have you ever encountered that lonely Tupperware in the back of the fridge, once filled with delicious take-out, but now fermenting into biological warfare? More often it’s less obvious, when you’re unsure if the innocent looking fried rice is harboring dangerous organisms or if it’s still good to eat.
When we open that refrigerator door, we want to avoid being wasteful while also never eating dangerous food. Since the seemingly simple process of storing food can be so tricky, 44% of food is wasted at the household level, and several billions are spent each year caring for those who fall ill or die from a foodborne illness.
Thanks to FoodKeeper, a free app developed by Cornell University’s Food Science Department, the Food Marketing Institute, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), storing food has become easier and more practical! [text_ad]
This app gives storage times for the optimal quality and safety of every category of food imaginable, from individual species of fish to baked goods and even baby foods. Especially practical is the option of automatically adding calendar reminders to consume refrigerated or frozen food items by a certain date.
In addition, cooking times and general tips are provided for a variety of foods.
Download it today, it will give our landfills a break, while saving you money and assuring good health!
Tips on How to Install the Foodkeeper App
- If you are reading this article on a computer, first pick up your smartphone. (the Foodkeeper isn’t made to run on desktop or laptop computers)
- If it’s a iPhone, navigate to the iTunes App and search for “USDA FoodKeeper App” and install through your iPhone as you would any other free app.
- If you have a Android smartphone, navigate to the Google Play App and search for “USDA FoodKeeper App” and install through your Android phone as you would any other free app.
- If you are using an Android phone to read this article click here to visit the FoodKeeper App on Google Play.
- If you are using an iPhone to read this article click here to visit the FoodKeeper App on iTunes
Screenshots of FoodKeeper App Features
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