Wednesday, July 1, 2009
StillTasty Tells You How Long Your Holiday Food Will Last
This Independence Day, millions of Americans will gather around the grill to enjoy some classic all-American fare. But once the holiday is over, how long can you safely store your hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad? And what’s the best way to keep them fresh and tasty?
StillTasty.com, the ultimate shelf-life guide, has the answers. This comprehensive site is your one-stop resource for food storage information.
The heart of StillTasty is the “Keep it or Toss It” search engine, which contains shelf-life data for thousands of foods and beverages. Just type a food item or ingredient into the search engine to see how long it will keep in the pantry, refrigerator or freezer. In addition, you’ll find detailed tips on how best to store the food you want to keep.
StillTasty also answers everyday questions about storing and handling food. Should you pay attention to expiration dates? Do you have to refrigerate mustard and ketchup? Should you rinse raw chicken before you cook it? You’ll find information on these topics and many more.
No one wants to waste food, especially in today’s economic climate. At the same time, your family’s health and safety is always of paramount importance. The mission of StillTasty.com is to give you the tools you need to save money, eat better and keep it safe.
StillTasty.com was launched in February 2009, with the aim of providing one central place for consumers to access food safety information for a broad variety of foods and beverages.
StillTasty's food storage information is drawn from multiple sources. A primary source is the food safety research conducted by U.S. government agencies, including the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The information also incorporates research from several universities and non-profit associations that conduct studies into food storage and safety. In addition, StillTasty has contacted food and beverage manufacturers to obtain information on optimal storage methods for specific foods and details on storage times as they pertain to both food safety and food quality.