Shelf Life of Foods
When it comes to store-bought food items, the handful of different dates associated with an item’s freshness can be confusing for many consumers. Knowing how long you can safely store a particular item, along with the best location for storage, plays a crucial role in how enjoyable it might be to eat at any given time. In the accompanying infographic, we’ve gathered the appropriate storage times and locations for a variety of food items such as meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, baked, and bottled goods. Not only that, but we’ve also provided an explanation of the differences between use-by, sell-by, and best-by dates and which ones should be important to you, the consumer.