Food Safety & Storage

Food Safety & Storage deals with the proper ways of preparing and cooking dishes to safely keeping ingredients and leftovers fresh. Learn about food storage techniques and get safety tips to keep your kitchen safe, clean and organized.


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How to Tell If Eggs Are Bad

Eggs might just be nature's perfect food. If they're fresh that is. We'll tell you how to know.

Use the 'Sterile Technique' to Safely Unpack Your Groceries

A Michigan physician's video about using a sterile surgical technique to unpack groceries at home during the coronavirus pandemic went viral. We talked to him and have more of his advice.

Mushrooms: Wash 'em or Brush 'em Off?

Aaah, mushrooms – all those beautiful shapes and colors, textures and flavors. But what about the dirt and debris that always seem to come along? We find out whether it's best to wash them, brush them or just go au naturel with them.

HowStuffWorks Illustrated: Forgot to Defrost Your Turkey?

HowStuffWorks breaks down the fastest and safest method to defrost your turkey so you can get it in the oven and on the table.

Natural Spray Triples Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables

We discard shameful amounts of produce each year — but a new product could help us curb waste and feed more people.

Keep These 5 Foods Out of the Fridge

Not everything is enhanced by being kept in your refrigerator. These five foods definitely do better outside it — here's why.

What's the Fastest Way to Thaw a Frozen Turkey?

What's the fastest way to thaw a frozen turkey on Thanksgiving? There are a few different methods to do it safely.

How Restaurant Health Inspections Work

When your favorite restaurant ends up on the TV news with a C rating from the health inspector, does that mean you should never eat there again? Not so fast.

What is flash freezing?

What's that bagged mass in your freezer — and did you really want to eat 12 chicken breasts right now? Here's how to freeze food in serving-size portions.

Can you freeze eggs to keep them longer?

Sure you can freeze eggs — actually you can freeze any food. It's the thawing part that can be tricky. How can a little prep time now prevent a freezer eggsplosion later?

Why does salt prevent food from spoiling?

Salt has kept entire civilizations alive thanks to its ability to prevent foods from turning into bacteria-laden killers. It preserves food, too. What is it about salt that makes it so versatile?

10 Most Overlooked Food Safety Guidelines

Think you can only get food poisoning at a C-rated restaurant? Guess again. Your kitchen – which gets no health inspection report – can be a hotbed of illness-causing bacteria. All because we ignore some basic food-handling procedures.

Food Storage

Food storage is important when it comes to keeping food fresh and safe. Read this article to learn how to store specific foods, such as coffee, and learn about the various food storage methods, such as freezing.

Food Safety

Food safety should be the number one priority in any kitchen. Learn everything from how to safely cook a turkey thoroughly, to how to use a slow cooker carefuly, to how to correctly hard boil an egg.

Food Safety Tips

If you're like most people, you probably don't think too much about the safety of your food. But considering the amount of bacteria found in raw meats and unwashed foods, everyone should be more mindful about food preparation habits in the kitchen. Check out these safety tips.

Food Storage Tips

With proper storage, food lasts longer and tastes better. Do you know how to store foods such as vinegar, sugar, berries and other perishable foods? Find out how to shop for and store a variety of foods for maximum freshness and flavor.

Food Temperature Questions

Food temperature is vital when cooking. Knowing what the temperature of the coals can help you determine how long it will take to cook your food. Learn how to check the temperature of charcoal and find links to various food temperature resources.

Chicken Safety

Since raw chicken can harbor harmful salmonella bacteria, it's important to know how to properly handle chicken in the kitchen. Learn chicken safety tips in this article, including how to purchase and store chicken confidently.