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Knowing how to store, cook and reheat food at home helps improve food safety and reduce food waste. These articles have advice on some common household food safety questions like the sniff test and the egg float test.

Here we answer some of the most common food safety questions we get asked about different types of food.

There are a number of myths and misconceptions about how long you can store food, when you know it’s gone off, and how to keep your food safe at home. By fact-checking the most common questions, we hope this will help you to stay safe and avoid throwing away good food unnecessarily. Check out the drop-down Articles on the right-hand side for further information.