Food waste or food loss is food that is wasted, lost or uneaten. The causes of food waste or loss are numerous and occur at the stages of producing, processing, retailing, and consuming. Up to 40% of our food is wasted globally each year. That is the equivalent of a family of four throwing out $1,500 each year.
The FoodKeeper app provides guidance on the safe handling, preparation, and storage of foods. The app offers specific storage timelines for the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry for various products including meat, poultry, produce, seafood, dairy products and eggs, and more. The app educates consumers and provides many different resources that can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
With the app, users can:
Access cooking tips and methods for various types of meat, poultry, and seafood products.
Add products to their device's calendar and receive notifications when they are nearing the end of their recommended storage date.
Receive information on food safety recalls.
Search food and beverages in English, Spanish and Portuguese.