Health Tip: Prep Your Refrigerator for the Holidays

Your fridge may be overflowing with leftovers from holiday meals.

Here are some tips to safely preserve all that food, courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Set the fridge temperature between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and your freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Make sure you store any meat, eggs, veggies and milk within two hours.
  • Place raw meat on the bottom shelf, away from produce or ready-to-eat food.
  • If any food is left out at room temperature for longer than two hours, throw it away.
  • Place foods being thawed or marinated in the refrigerator.

Source: HealthDay

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