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Non-Refrigerated Storage

  • Keep non-refrigerated food storage areas clean, dry, well ventilated, and adequately lighted.
  • Store food on shelves at least 15 cm (6 inches) above the floor.
  • Use non-absorbent, easy to clean shelving.
  • Clean storage rooms and cupboards once a month or more frequently as needed.
  • Store opened dry goods in sealable containers.
  • Ensure all food containers are labelled.
  • Keep non-food items, especially cleaning products, insecticides, mops, brooms, and brushes in a separate area away from the food storage areas. Ensure that this area is inaccessible to children.
  • Cover all food with airtight seals, plastic wrap or aluminum foil to protect it from contamination.

Last modified: February 19, 2020