Essential Tips for Storing Food Safely at Home

Essential Tips for Storing Food Safely at Home

Every year on June 7th, we celebrate World Food Safety Day! This global initiative highlights the importance of safe food handling practices, from farm to fork. At Servewell, we believe safe food starts at home, and a crucial part of that is proper food storage. Food safety involves handling, preparing, and storing food in ways that prevent foodborne illnesses. It encompasses various practices, from washing hands and surfaces to cooking food at the right temperatures. One key area often overlooked is food storage, which plays a significant role in maintaining food quality and safety.

Let's face it, our refrigerators can get a little chaotic. Leftovers mingle with fresh produce, and forgotten containers become science experiments in the back corner. This disorganization can lead to food spoilage, cross-contamination, and even foodborne illness. But fear not, foodies! With a few simple strategies and the help of some trusty airtight containers, you can transform your fridge into a haven of safe and delicious food.

Proper Food storage helps to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses, Extend Shelf Life, Maintain Nutritional Value and By preventing spoilage, you can save money on grocery bills.

Tips for Effective Food Storage

  • Use Airtight Containers: Airtight containers are essential for keeping food fresh and preventing contamination. Servewell’s Airtight containers create a sealed environment that keeps out air and moisture, two major culprits of food spoilage.

    Food Storage Containers


    Airtight containers lock in the freshness of food, keeping it safe from bacteria and mold.  They prevent strong odours from permeating your fridge or pantry. These containers protect your food from pests like ants, cockroaches, and rodents. These are some benefits of using Servewell’s airtight containers

  •  Label and Date Your Food: Labelling and dating your food is a game-changer for both safety and organization. Not only will it prevent forgotten containers from becoming mysteries, but it also helps you prioritize older items, reducing waste. With a quick glance at the label, you'll know exactly how long something has been chilling in your fridge, ensuring you consume food while it's fresh and safe, all while keeping your pantry and fridge clutter-free.

  • Food Labelling & Dating

  • Organize Your Refrigerator: To maximize fridge efficiency and safety, designate shelves for specific food groups. Raw meat should occupy the bottom shelf to prevent juices from contaminating other items. Let leftovers cool entirely before storing them in airtight containers with labels to avoid future fridge amnesia. Wash produce before placing it in breathable containers or crisper drawers. Finally, keep condiments organized in a designated area, preferably on a higher shelf to minimize spills.

  • Fridge Storage

  • Follow the FIFO Principle: The "First In, First Out" (FIFO) principle is essential for efficient food storage management. By organising newer items behind older ones, you ensure that older food gets used first, reducing the likelihood of spoilage and waste. This method helps you enjoy food while it's still fresh and maintains its quality. Applying FIFO in your pantry and refrigerator keeps your kitchen orderly and supports food safety by preventing items from being forgotten and expiring.

  • Store Food at the Right Temperature: Keep your fridge frosty and your freezer frigid! Aim for a chilly 40°F (4°C) in the fridge and a bone-chilling 0°F (-18°C) in the freezer. These temperatures are magic numbers for food safety, slowing down bacteria growth. Don't just set it and forget it -  regularly check your thermometer to make sure your fridge and freezer are staying in the safe zone.

    On this World Food Safety Day, let's commit to better food storage practices at home. By using products like Servewell Airtight Containers and following simple storage tips, you can protect your family's health and enjoy fresh, nutritious meals every day. Remember, food safety starts with you!

    For more tips and high-quality storage solutions, visit Servewell and explore our range of products designed to keep your food safe and fresh.

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