It is crucial that you
store food reserves properly. Avoid exposure to heat and moisture. Make
sure foods are not accessible to insects or animals. Never store food
directly on the ground or on concrete floors-moisture can build up inside
containers. Avoid such storage places that experience temperature buildup
such as attics, garages or car trunks. Ideally, storage for Gourmet Reserves
should not exceed room temperature for extended periods. Store in a location
that's accessible so that periodic inspections are easy. Rotate supplies.
Storage of some bulk foods can be enhanced by natural aids such as nitrogen,
carbon dioxide, bay leaves, rosemary, and diatomaceous earth. Avoid excessive
and rough handling of pouch and canned foods.