Food Safety & Disaster Preparedness

The Food Keeper

How long will food keep in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer? The Food Keeper brochure has lists of foods and storage times.

Other Helpful Resources:

Preparing an Emergency Food Supply Short Term - This 7 page resource includes suggested foods to have stored for a three day and two week emergency supply, plus FAQs about food dates and storage.

Emergency Disaster Food Safety - This 12 page guide includes information about how to keep food safe during and after an emergency including salvaging food after a flood or power outage with lists of what to keep and what to toss, and evaluating the safety of drinking water after a flood.

Molds on Food - This 5 page fact sheet answers questions about the types of molds that grow on food, the dangerous and useful molds, protecting food from mold and what food can be saved or discarded.


Diane Whitten
Community Nutrition/Health

Last updated November 7, 2019