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FoodKeeper 2.0: Additional products, better data, and more user-friendly

Better data in the application should make food storage easier to understand.Since its April launch, more than 75,000 of you have downloaded our FoodKeeper application. Many of you have posted reviews on the iTunes and Google Play store, emailed us, and even called our Meat and Poultry Hotline.

Updated Features

We’ve listened to all your feedback and are proud to announce the launch of version 2.0 of the FoodKeeper application. In this update, you’ll find:

  • Additional products, including jerky, tahini, chicken nuggets, hummus and more.
  • Better data, including clear guidance on storage times. For example in version 1.0, a Whole Chicken was good for 1 – 2 days in the refrigerator. In version 2.0, you’ll find that the guidance states 1 – 2 days in the refrigerator from the date of purchase. This added clarification makes it easier for you to figure out how long is too long to store your food.
  • Improved usability: some version 1.0 users reported trouble finding the calendar integration. In this new version, you will see a large button under each storage timeline reading “Add To Calendar.”

Haven’t downloaded the FoodKeeper yet? The app is available for Android and Apple devices. 

What is the FoodKeeper?

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. USDA estimates that 21% of the available food in the U.S. goes uneaten at the consumer level. In total, 36 pounds of food per person is wasted each month at the retail and consumer levels!

The FoodKeeper app will help you understand how different storage methods affect a product’s shelf life. This should help you maximize the storage life of foods and beverages in your home. In addition, the application can remind you to use items before they are likely to spoil.

No Smartphone or Tablet? No Problem!

For those that do not use a smartphone or tablet, you can access the information in the FoodKeeper at FoodSafety.gov/FoodKeeper. Get timelines, storage guidance and cooking tips all on your desktop or laptop.


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