Oxygen, moisture and heat are the main reasons bacteria or fungi reproduce, causing food to go off. Clever kitchen appliances, containers, utensils and tools can help you to store your food wisely and keep it fresher for longer.
A freezer works like a ‘pause’ function. The quicker food is frozen, the faster the natural deterioration process stops. Make sure the temperature is set to minus 18 degrees Celsius and check the door seals are working.
While the ‘use-by’ date tells us when food is safe to eat, it’s not so straightforward for fresh food and food with ‘best-before’ date labels.Best before means it may still be okay to eat after that date, depending on how it’s been stored, whether it has been opened and the ‘sniff test’. When we store food correctly, we extend its shelf life and preserve its nutrition better. Check out our video on food date labels to help you purchase better and take care of the health of your family
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