Confession: I'm one of those people who is paranoid of eating spoiled food.
I'm always checking expiration dates, going online to search "how long can something sit out before it's rotten,"
and I keep a sharp eye out for mold. I get it from my mom who has to have her meat charred and her eggs crispy. So when I heard about this new app for iPhones and Androids that helps you check if your food is safe to eat
, I immediately got on the ball of downloading it. It's called IsMyFoodSafe. IsMyFoodSafe
has tips for cutting, washing and storing food. In addition to all that, it answers questions like: 1. Is it done yet?
From sauces, soups, gravies, to large game animals, and eggs, the app tells you the internal temperature each food needs to reach before it is considered fully cooked and safe to eat. It also links to homefoodsafety.org to help you out if you need more information. 2. Time to toss?
Condiments opened, sealed, unopened, dessert and even baby food, it has a list of foods you can look through, so you know when to toss that stuff that's been taking up space in the fridge. I didn't finish my boiled eggs yesterday morning and was wondering if they were still okay today. Yup, good for a week! (And you're not supposed to freeze eggs apparently...)
I think a funny thing about this app is, it's completely catered to Americans and their eating habits. With phrases like "It's true that Americans love condiments"
and "Americans lead hectic lives are often forced to eat on the road,"
it's interesting insight on how other countries must perceive how we eat. Do you ever worry about your food going bad?Image source
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