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USDA FoodKeeper App

The USDA introduces a new FoodKeeper app:  A smart tool for food storage!   


The USDA FoodKeeper app will help people understand how different storing methods affect a product’s shelf life. This should help maximize the storage life of foods and beverages in the home. In addition, the application can remind people to use items before they are likely to spoil. The application is part of a larger effort between USDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called the U.S. Food Waste Challenge.


The FoodKeeper was originally a publication containing valuable advice to help consumers understand the shelf life of products when stored in the pantry, refrigerator or freezer. In 2015, partners turned the publication’s guidelines into this application.


The app is available for Android and Apple devices. Storage times listed are intended as useful guidelines and are not hard-and-fast rules. Some foods may deteriorate more quickly while others may last longer than the times suggested.


For more information please visit the USDA website - http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/04/02/new-usda-foodkeeper-app-your-new-tool-for-smart-food-storage/