2Food Storage Food can be divided into four main groups: dry foods – flour, sugar, pasta, ricesemi-perishable foods – potatoes, apples, oranges, breadperishable foods – foods that go off easily and should be kept in the fridgefrozen foods – foods to be kept for a longer time in the freezer.
3Dry FoodsStore dry foods in a dry cupboard. Any dampness would damage the food – it would make the sugar stick together!Always use the tinned food, pasta or rice that you already have in the cupboard first – not the new packet you have just bought. This should stop out-of-date food gathering at the back of the cupboard!
4Semi-Perishable Food These foods do not need to go in the fridge. They include bread,which we often store in a bread bin.We can store root vegetables and mostfruits in a cool cupboard or rack.
5Perishable Foods (foods that go off easily) These foods should be kept in the fridge:eggs, cheese, cooked ham or beef, milk, yoghurt, raw meat, chicken and fish.Remember that:raw food should go on the bottom shelves; andcooked foods should go on the upper shelves.
6Frozen Foods These should be kept in the freezer at -18ºC. All frozen foods need to be defrosted safely.Never refreeze frozen foods.