Stockpiling food - Food storage mistakes you should avoid!

Storing food and water in a suitable environment is extremely important. Anyone who had experienced the horrific scenes at the hands of hurricane and Katrina know the importance of food storage more than anyone. Storing food stockpiles in disaster hit countries can be the difference between life and death - so it’s important to make sure you know the correct way to store food that will maximize its use once it becomes necessary to access it.

Don’t let your stockpiling hard work go to waste. Many people make the fatal mistakes in this area. Sometimes, their hard work goes to waste; because just when they need it most, their stored food has gone bad or they’ve made other errors in judgment.

How To Store Food

The type of cold store or freezer unit that you use is extremely important. Your storage unit will need to have limit and control air and moisture exposure that will destroy your food storage plans. The location of these containers is also worth considering as the food could be called upon at any moment. Its best to use a mobile cold store for maximum flexibility - the unit can be transported immediately and deployed in any location.

Temperature is very important as the higher temperatures and light can negatively influence vitamins, proteins, fats and general molecular structure of the food. The storage temperature should be between 40 degrees and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Pay attention to the nutrition of foods that are stored
  2. Use a high quality cold room for kitchen use or a blast freezer for bulk storage
  3. Keep food in a temperate controlled environment
  4. Storing too many refrigeration items
  5. Store food of a good variety
  6. Check expiration dates
  7. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
  8. Pack some comfort foods!

For more information about the type of cold stores and food storage until available check out the range of products at Advantage Catering. For bulk food storage and refrigeration containers, visit CRS - providers of mobile cold storage.

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