What is the best way to store food safely?

There are many different important steps in proper food storage. By properly storing food and maintaining correct temperatures you will decrease the chances of food borne illness and keep your food fresher longer. Here are some important tips:

  1. Food stored in the fridge should be covered to prevent contamination from the air, condensation and drippings from other foods
  2. Ensure that your fridge is set to a temperature of 4 degrees C (40 degrees F)
  3. Ensure that your freezer is set to -18 degrees Celsius  (0 degrees F) or lower
  4. Bulk food items such as flour should be stored in covered bins to prevent dust, insects and any other type of material from entering