Food Containers are enclosures used to store food and extend its lifespan. Food Containers can hold food that has already been cooked and is leftover from a meal or food that needs to be prepared for consumption. Food containers are often placed in a refrigerator for storage and to keep the food fresh. They also help transport food to different settings and environments. Food containers vary in size and can be used for both dry and liquid foods. They are made from different materials, are disposable or reusable, and are made with different colors and textures.
The 4 different types of food storage are dry food, freeze-dried food, dehydrated food, and canned food. Dry food includes flour and sugar while freeze-dried foods are conserved by freezing the food and drying excess moisture. Dehydrated food is similar to freeze-dried food and canned food offers the easiest storage option.
Leftovers are typically good for 3 to 4 days when they are kept in the refrigerator. Leftovers should be eaten within that timespan as the risk of food poisoning increases after that time. If leftovers will not be eaten within those 4 days, they should be frozen immediately.
The temperatures for proper food storage within a refrigerator are at or below 40° F (4° C). If food will be frozen then the freezer temperature should be set at 0° F (-18° C). It is important to check the temperatures of both the refrigerator and freezer periodically.