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Keepin’ it Fresh

Reepin it FRESH This means Americans Uneaten food is are throwing out the equivalent of the single largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste $165 BILLION each year. н Н 40% accounting for a large portion of U.S. methane emissions. of food in the US goes uneaten. Reducing food losses by 15% - would be enough food to feed more than 25 MILLION AMERICANS every year - when 1 IN 6 AMERICANS lack stable food supply Refrigerator REVAMP DOOR Store condiments, not a good place for anything perishable SLIGHTLY WARMER SECTION WARMEST SECTION UPPER SHELVES Store foods that don't have a health YOG! safety risk Drinks Yogurt Leftovers COLDER SECTION LOWER SHELVES MILK Store foods with a higher safety risk Deli Meats & Eggs Milk Cheese COLDEST SECTION BOTTOM SHELVES Store meats and poultry because it is the coldest area of the fridge Meat Poultry Fish HUMIDITY DRAWERS High Medium Low HIGH MEDIUM LOW Vent Closed Vent Half open Less air coming in holding water vapour in drawer Vent Open More air coming in half closed Medium ethylene gas emitters High ethylene gas emitters or sensitivities Non-ethylene gas emitters Keep fruits and vegetables like Keep fruits and vegetables that will breakdown and rot Keep vegetables that might wilt Leafy Greens Carrots Spinach Melons Tomatoes Apples Grapes Pears Green Onions Basil Lettuce Lemons Limes Avocados Peppers Squash Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potatoes Broccoli Cauliflower Oranges No humidity controls? Achieve the same results as low and medium humidity by leaving drawer slightly ajar, or by placing fruits and veggies on the fridge's middle shelf. Efficiency Hacks FOR YOUR FRIDGE 50 • 60 Set refrigerator to 38-40 degrees or below - bacteria grows rapidly between 40 and 140 degrees. 40 Letting ice build up forces your fridge to 30 use more energy. 20 Allow enough space between foods so that cold air can circulate. Remove dust from fridge's condenser coils every few months, improving air circulation and efficiency. Vacuum and wipe all door seals for trapped crumbs and other food bits, which cause refrigerator temperatures to fluctuate and food Cracked and damaged fridge seals can also raise your energy bill. to spoil. Leave several inches of space between wall and fridge because heat gets trapped and causes the refrigerator to work harder. Keep pitchers of water or ice packs to prevent warm air from heating items when you open the door. SOURCES PartSelect IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BROUGHT TO YOU BY GHERGICH&Co.

Keepin’ it Fresh

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Americans waste a lot of food, and has created an infographic entitled “Keepin’ it Fresh”, detailing how food waste is impacting our environment, and how you can do you...


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