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25 Mar 2014

Tips to Store Canned Foods – Seal Them Right

We don’t pay much attention to storage of canned goods as long as the seal is fine and it is kept in room
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temperature. However, there are certain important factors that you need to keep in mind before you store canned food items, some of which are stated below.

Rotation holds the key – It is important to keep rotating the food items as per their manufacture and expiry dates. One commodity goes and another comes in. This is how you should operate the canned items ideally. The first can that reaches the storage unit should also be the first one moving out.

Maintain the right temperature – You need to ensure that the place is dry, cool and properly ventilated as well. The ideal temperature ought to be 50 degree Celsius to 70 degree Celsius. If the temperature gets lower, then that’s even better as a cool atmosphere is ideal for storage of canned goods.

Use an AC storage unit – It is best to keep humidity away from the goods and hence opting for an AC unit makes sense. Even little moisture in the air has the capacity of spoiling all the cans. Hence, it is important that you keep the air cool and dry with no humidity at all.

Keep the units insect-proof – There are good chances of insects and rodents entering the premises. Hence, it is important that you keep all the doors and windows closed, and ensure that they are insect proof as well.

Select the right sized storage unit – Depending upon the number and size of the canned food items, you need to select the unit accordingly. Having enough space for movement within the premises is important so that the owners can access their goods as and when required.

Keep the above tips in mind before you store your canned food items this season.

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