Published on March 08, 2019

Freshen Up the 'Fridge

After a long, cold, snowy winter, the refrigerator and freezer need a fresh start.

Give Fresh Foods a Little Love

Properly storing your fruits and veggies will help them hold nutrients and last

  • Fresh fruits and veggies. Store at room temperature for up to one day.
  • Chopped produce. Get it in the ’fridge within two hours after cutting.
  • Cooked veggies. Toss after four days.

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Scan Your Cans

Unopened cans can retain their nutrients for years. A change in color, smell, taste or texture will let you know when to let them go. Pitch rusty, leaking or bulging cans.

Banish Bacteria

40°F or below = Ideal ’fridge temp
0°F = Ideal freezer temp

Mind the Meats

Minimize the mess of leaky packages and keep other foods safe from contamination by:

  • Keeping packages of uncooked meat on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator
  • Swapping places with the food in the crisper drawer
  • Placing wrapped meat on a plate

Storage tip
Fresh meat keeps for about two days in the ’fridge and can last up to a year in the freezer. 

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