We know the feeling of guilt from cooking too much dinner and having a significant amount of leftovers to deal with. But rather than considering it as a waste, why don’t you find out the best and safest ways to store and eat your hard work?
Established in 1985, Puri Pangan Utama stands as one of Bali’s most reliable and reputable food distributor. Being pioneers in frozen goods, the company practices professional handling of the food and are committed to delivering quality food products. Below you will find advice about storing left overs or standard food storage that we believe is the most effective way.
What goes in the fridge?
There are some foods that are meant to be refrigerated in order to slow down any bacterial or germ growth present on the food keeping it fresh and extending its life.
You can differentiate them by looking out for the “use by” date or “keep refrigerated” label that are usually found on dairy products, raw meat, frozen food, and ready meals. It is ideal to cool down any leftovers as quickly as possible (advised within 2 hours) then continue to refrigerate and eat them within two days.
When storing food in the fridge, avoid putting open tin cans as the food may develop a metallic taste. The safest way is to transfer the food contents to a zip lock or BPA free plastic box.
It is also wise to read the instructions on the label before deciding to store it in the fridge.
At Puri Pangan Utama, we use the state of the art cold storages and chiller rooms. Whether you’re running a food and beverage industry or committed to feed the family the freshest food from yesterday’s grocery shopping, invest in a reliable fridge or chiller that comes with a heavy price tag.
Fridge maintenance is also crucial. It is advised to keep your fridge at 5˚C or below. If you have decided to upgrade your fridge, get one with a built in digital temperature display or purchase a fridge thermometer.
Clean and inspect your fridge regularly to avoid food from rotting or expiring and to keep it in a hygienic condition at all times and that it is in working order.
Read the label
No food lasts forever, even the processed ones no matter how well it is stored. Most pre packed food should come with a “used by” or “best before” date.
- “Use by” indicates that the food can go off quite quickly. Keep an eye out as it can be dangerous to consume passed the labeled date.
- “Best before” dates are for food with a longer life. “Best before” simply means how long is the food at its best condition.
You can pretty much freeze everything. This includes:
- Cheese (except for soft cheese)
- Eggs (including boiled egg)
- Bananas (peel and wrap them or move them to an airtight container)
- Baked goods
Storing meat and poultry
The most important foods you can store in the fridge is raw meat. The chiller or the fridge stops the bacteria from spreading and avoids food poisoning.
- Store raw meat and poultry in a sanitary and sealed container on the bottom shelf of the fridge.
- Read the label before storing for specific instructions.
- Keep raw meat and cooked, ready to eat foods separate.
As one of the most reliable food distributors on the island, Puri Pangan Utama is dedicated to always deliver quality products to your business or home. For more information about our services and products, visit our website here.