Raising 2 kids, going to work, and running errands, regularly checking if the foods inside the fridge are stored properly is given less priority. Surely, many moms out there can relate to me especially those who work outside the home 8 hours a day 6 days a week plus no housemaid that can help lessen the household chores.
Sure, grocery shopping, planning, and cooking meals are hard but neglecting the food sitting inside your fridge is not a good idea, especially since improper food storage can result to germs and viruses to spread, which may lead to foodborne illnesses.
Fortunately, it is possible to make your food last longer while preserving the quality of it through different storage techniques. This will help ensure the safety of the food you serve during meals to make sure your family is eating healthy.
Here are three things to follow to keep your food safe while sitting in the fridge:
When in doubt, throw it out. Do not taste a food if you ever find yourself in a situation where you are not sure if it is spoiled or not. Consuming even just a small amount of a contaminated food can cause serious illness to you and your family.
Make sure to throw away any expired food inside your fridge to avoid any harmful bacteria and viruses to grow. Similarly, foods should be thrown out if left for more than four hours in the temperature danger zone, a temperature range of 40 °F and 140 °F where food-borne bacteria grow most rapidly.
Separate raw food from cooked food. Make sure to store raw foods at the bottom of the fridge using sealed containers to avoid any spillage. Doing this will help avoid the juices from raw food—which can contain harmful bacteria—from contaminating cooked food that could make you and your family sick.
Also, make sure that cooked foods that were stored in the fridge are reheated properly before consumption to avoid foodborne illnesses.
Store leftover food properly. Handling leftover foods properly is essential to avoiding and reducing the risks of foodborne illnesses. Before putting them in the fridge, first, make sure that the food is cooked at the right temperature to ensure its safety.
It is also important to take note that while some leftovers can be stored in the fridge, others must be placed in the freezer. This is especially important if you want to keep leftover foods for a few more days before consumption.
Your fridge is one of your most important appliances at home. It keeps your food safe and free from any bacteria, which can lead to food poisoning or other foodborne illnesses. While maintaining your fridge can be hard, Beko Refrigerators’ new age of NeoFrost Technology makes it easy for you and other moms who are on the go to effortlessly keep food safe while sitting in the fridge.
With two times faster cooling, the new age of NeoFrost helps retain the moisture for a longer time to keep your food as fresh and nutritious as when you first bought it. Plus, its two separate cooling systems help maintain the high humidity in the fridge all while keeping the freezer dry, frozen, and frost-free. More than that, you will no longer have to worry about nasty odors transferring between the fridge and freezer compartments with its two separate fans.
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