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Storing Food for Safety and Quality

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PNW 612
Pub. Date: 2009

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Proper home food storage ensures the retention of safe and high-quality food. It allows you to save money, decreases unnecessary food waste, helps to maintain health, and can save your life during emergencies. This publication provides timely tips on the best practices for managing and storing perishable and nonperishable food (including leftovers and home-preserved food), dealing with pests, cleaning after spoilage, and surviving a disaster.

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Authors: Sandra McCurdy, Joey Peutz, Grace Wittman

22 pages

University of Idaho Extension


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E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
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