How do I store food properly?
There are several methods of storing food properly:
It is important to cool hot food quickly to prevent bacterial growth. Place food in shallow containers and put them in the refrigerator or freezer to cool quickly.
Vacuum bags remove air and extend the shelf life of food. This method is particularly effective for meats, seafood and vegetables.
Freezing is an effective method of storing food for months. Be sure to package food properly to avoid air leaks and ice crystals.
Use appropriate containers and label them with the best before date to ensure that you consume the food before it spoils.
Make sure you maintain adequate cleanliness in the kitchen and on cooking utensils to avoid cross-contamination.
It is important to note that some foods, such as raw vegetables and fruit, dairy products, meat, fish and eggs, require special attention to avoid the growth of bacteria that are harmful to human health. It is therefore important to respect the temperatures and storage times to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
And is it essential to have storage accessories?
Preservation aids are not absolutely necessary to preserve food, but they can make the task easier and more effective. Storage aids such as storage boxes, vacuum bags, clip-on lids and freezer bags can help extend the shelf life of food by preventing air and moisture from spoiling it. They can also help organise food in the fridge or freezer, and can make it easier to transport food for picnics or lunches at the office. It is important to choose high quality accessories to ensure the best preservation of food. There are also storage accessories that can help maintain hygiene such as clip-on lids for food containers, which can prevent cross-contamination. Ducatillon Austria accompanies you in the selection of your conservation accessories.