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The FoodKeeper App: Keep Food Fresh to Keep Consumers Safe

The FoodKeeper app is an easy way for consumers to keep their food safe. The app provides valuable advice on storing foods and beverages to maximize freshness and minimize food waste. By helping users understand food storage, the app empowers consumers to select methods that extend shelf life and keep items fresh longer than if they were not properly stored. The app is available for Android Exit disclaimerand Apple Exit disclaimer devices.

How FoodKeeper’s Data Gets to You

Keep food safety guidance at handIn 2016, the application was updated to include more than 400 food and beverage items that are available in an online data feed. Each time a user opens the FoodKeeper app, it will check the data feed for updates.

This data is not only available for the FoodKeeper app, it is also open to the public on Exit disclaimer and Exit disclaimer. Those interested in using the information for their own purposes can download the data feed. This feed has specific storage and cooking guidance on hundreds of items, including: various types of baby food, dairy products, eggs, meat, poultry, produce, seafood, and more. The data also includes user storage timelines for the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry.

Open Data at FSIS USDA

Providing access to the FoodKeeper data feed is one example of how FSIS publishes data in machine readable formats and promotes access to information anywhere, anytime, on any device. Upcoming enhancements to the app will provide access to FSIS product recall announcements so users will know immediately when recalls are issued. This information is already available on Exit disclaimer in the form of automated emails and an RSS feed.

If you would like to use the FoodKeeper but don’t have a smartphone or tablet, visit


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Posted in: Food Safety | Kitchen SafetyTagged: Food Storage | Food Safety