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Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5124

Email: nfs@uwyo.edu

Nutrition, Health, and Food Safety

University of Wyoming Extension

nfs-logos_food-safety-circle.png Food Safety and Food Storage

Reaching food handlers (consumers, food service and retail workers) with current, research-based information and educational material is critical to providing a safe food supply.

Food Safety

Consumer Food Safety


 

 

Quality Food Preparation


 

Food Storage

Storing Fresh Produce

The flavors of fruits and vegetables and their nutrient value are best preserved through proper storage. In general, this requires cool to cold temperatures and moist to very moist humidity conditions.

Tips:

Store fruits (especially apples, cantaloupes, pears, and peaches) separate from vegetables in the refrigerator. These fruits naturally produce high levels of ethylene gases, which speed ripening.

Try to use damaged produce quickly as their storage life will be shorter.

Do not seal produce in plastic storage bags. Openings or small perforations in the bags will allow air to circulate around the produce, which will help keep it fresh longer.

Keep all storage areas clean, and check produce regularly for signs of spoilage such as mold or slime. If spoiled, toss it out - or better yet, compost it!

Store all cut, peeled, or cooked produce in clean, covered containers in the refrigerator.

Store produce that doesn't require refrigeration in a dark environment with sufficient air circulation.

Eat Wyoming

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University of Wyoming Extension

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5124

Email: nfs@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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