By: Katie Nichols
The new year can inspire folks to tackle one of those back-of-the-mind tasks that have lingered for a while. And with this ongoing blast of cold weather, all the better if that task can be accomplished within the warm, cozy confines of your kitchen.
Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System food safety and quality regional agent, said now’s a great time to inventory canned food items and other packaged goods and spices that may be hiding deep in your pantry.
“Canned foods are safe alternatives to fresh and frozen foods and help meet dietary needs and avoid preservatives,” Treadaway said. “Proper storage can greatly increase the shelf life and quality of canned foods.”
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