New App Helps Consumers Keep Food Safe

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To support World Health Day 2015, the USDA is launching a new food safety application designed to help consumers maintain the freshness and quality of foods. The FoodKeeper application offers users valuable storage advice about nearly 500 food and beverage items, including various types of baby food, dairy products and eggs, meat, poultry, produce, seafood, and more. Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because consumers are not sure of its quality or safety.

Food waste from households represents about 44% of all food waste generated in the U.S. It is estimated that 20 pounds of food is wasted per person per month. This application will help users maintain the freshness and quality of the foods in their home. It can show them how to store foods properly and reminds users to use items before they are likely to spoil.

For safe (and fresh!) food, check out the FoodKeeper App today!