Better Storage to Save Food
Storing food in the right way helps keep it fresh and tasty for longer and means less of the food we buy gets wasted. That’s good for the environment and our pockets.

1. Use your Fridge

2. Remember to keep your fridge temperature below 5oC.

Research shows that up to 70% of our fridges are too warm, meaning food won’t last as long as it could. Milk goes off much quicker if the fridge is just a few degrees too warm.

3. It’s best not to put bread in the fridge as it goes stale much quicker. Bread keeps better in a cool dark place such as the bread bin or a store cupboard. Bread also freezes well for use another time.

4. Fruit and veg packaging has been designed to help it stay at it's best for longer, so don’t take the packaging off until you’re ready to eat the food. Check the pack for instructions if you're not sure.

5. Once opened, food like cheese and ham keep better if they’re well wrapped by re-closing the pack, wrapping in cling film or foil, or putting it in an airtight container. Make the most of your food by cooling leftovers as quickly as possible after cooking and store them in the fridge. Eat within two days or freeze for another time. We have some great recipe ideas for making the most of your leftovers.

And finally if you aren’t going to eat it, remember you can always freeze food before the ‘use by’ date. Defrost when you need it and use within 24 hours.

Food poems:


Don’t get in a spin

it really is no teaser

clip half your bag in a bread bin

and the other half in the freezer.


SPID your spud.

Store Potatoes In the Dark

to keep your tatties good.


Carrots and apples

can happily chillax

at the bottom of the fridge

in their packs.


Easy peasy cheesy store,

Ziplock, Tupperware, fridge drawer.

Fridges and freezers

are good for hard cheeses.


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