Are You Concerned About Food Shelf Life/Storage Safety?

Still Tasty

Do you ever wonder if something in your fridge is still safe to eat?

I do, a lot actually.ย 

I had been looking (unsuccessfully) for a kindle book that would list a wide array of foods and what their optimal storage times were. I finally gave up that search and started to look for a site online that would work.

Happily, I found out about STILL TASTY last week and so far, I’m impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s a very user-friendly site and lists a LOT of different foods.

You simply type in the food you are wanting to check on re: storage/shelf life, and a list of various options for that particular food comes up.

For example: I looked up hummus and this is the results I got:

SEARCH RESULTS

Snacks & Sweets
-HUMMUS โ€” HOMEMADE
-HUMMUS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK, SOLD REFRIGERATED โ€” OPENED
-HUMMUS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK, SOLD REFRIGERATED โ€” UNOPENED

You then click on the result for what you need.

I was surprised to find out that homemade hummus storedย in the fridge is only good for up to 7 DAYS!

That was an eye-opener for me. I was under the impression that hummus was like some other condiments, that would be OK to use for 2- 3 weeks, if kept in the fridge. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I know this will be a website that I will be visiting on a regular basis. I hope you find it helpful too!

Optimal food shelf life and storage safety is SO IMPORTANT!ย 

Happy (and Safe) Cooking and Week!ย 

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4 responses

  1. Thanks for this very informative link, Geraldine.

  2. Thanks Geraldine, I too am obsessive about food safety and am a (probably) excessive hand washer. I think it all stems from my Mother’s habit of defrosting meat on the sink draining board and we all getting a very severe case of food poisoning when I was a teenager (Mum was the sickest ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ).
    Living in a hot part of the world, I keep my fridge very cold, but having more information can only be a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is a great link. Since I buy food without preservatives now it is shocking how quickly everything goes bad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. Excellent post, site and reminder. Food safety is so important.

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