1. Expiration Dates:
Keep track of expiration dates so you know when items should be used, stored, or disposed of.
Know where your food is stored and make sure to store items in a safe and secure place.
Make sure that the temperature for storing food is optimal for preserving it longer.
Label all food containers with the date and type of food in them for easy identification later on.
5. Proper Packaging:
Ensure that there is proper packaging for each item to prevent spoilage and contamination from outside sources such as pests and bacteria.
Keep everything sorted by category such as dairy, meat, fruits, etc., to make finding items quick and easy.
Make sure to regularly clean the food storage area and containers, as well as any shelves or racks used for food storage, to prevent cross-contamination.
8. Food Safety Tips:
Be aware of basic food safety tips when cooking and storing your food like washing hands before handling food and making sure that cooked items are not stored with raw ones.
Portion out larger items into smaller servings so you can use them quickly without wasting shortly. Keep track of how much of each item is left after portioning it out so you know when it needs to be replaced or replenished.
Rotate your food items so the older ones are used first to prevent spoilage. This will also help you keep track of how much you have left and when it needs to be replenished.