The Safest Way To Store Different Types Of Food

It is very important to properly store all kinds of foods. If held at improper temperatures, some foods begin to taste, smell and look unpleasant, and more importantly they can make people sick. Knowing which foods need special handling and exactly how to store them safely is essential.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines many types of Potentially Hazardous Foods (PHFs.) These foods can become dangerous to consume if they are not stored and handled correctly. Foods considered to be PHFs include:

– Beef, pork, poultry and other meat

– Fish and shellfish

– Milk and other dairy products

– Dishes containing cooked beans, rice, pasta or potatoes

– Unpasteurized eggs

– Raw sprouts and leafy greens

– Cut tomatoes and melons

– Tofu and soy

– Garlic and oil mixtures that have not been heat-treated

These foods all contain moisture and protein, and all are […]