Fridge food safety
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Fridge food safety*

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Title: Fridge food safety (Links to English resource)
Summary: Fridges are great for keeping food (and beer) cold, but they can also be havens for bacteria if packed incorrectly.
So follow these simple tips to keep your fridge healthy:
- Make sure your fridge is set below 5 degrees Celsius
- Store all food in covered containers
- Always store raw meat, chicken and fish below other foods
- Defrost food in a container on the bottom shelf, not in the sink or on the benchtop
- Throw out packaged food which is past it’s used by date, if in doubt throw it out
- Clean fridge regularly with warm, soapy water
Organisation: Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Last reviewed: August 2015
Target audience: General

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