Tips for keeping food perfect in the Fridge
Take extra care with meat and fish
Cooked meats should always be stored on a shelf above raw
meats to avoid bacterial transfer. Keep raw meats on a plate which
is large enough to collect juices and cover it with cling film or foil.
Leave space around food
This allows cold air to circulate around the Fridge, ensuring all
parts of the Fridge are kept cool.
Wrap up food!
To prevent transfer of flavours and drying out, food should be
separately packed or covered. Fruit and vegetables need not be
Pre-cooked food should be cooled properly
Allow pre-cooked food to cool down before placing in the Fridge.
This will help to stop the internal temperature of the Fridge from rising.
Shut the door!
To prevent cold air escaping, try to limit the number of times you
open the door. When returning from shopping, sort foods to be
kept in your Fridge before opening the door. Only open the door
to put food in or take it out.
Where to store your foods in the Fridge
This is where to store foods which will keep longer if they are kept
cool. Milk, eggs, yogurt, fruit juices, hard cheeses eg, cheddar.
Opened jars and bottles of salad dressings, sauces and jams. Fats,
eg, butter, margarine, low-fat spreads, cooking fats and lard.
Coldest area: 0°C to 5°C
This is where foods which must be cold to keep them safe should
• Raw and uncooked foods
should always be wrapped.
• Pre-cooked chilled foods,
eg. ready meals, meat pies,
• Pre-cooked meats eg. ham.
• Prepared salads (including
pre-packed mixed green
salads, rice, potato salad etc).
• Desserts, eg. fromage frais,
home-prepared food and
leftovers or cream cakes.
This is the most humid part of the Fridge.
Store vegetables, fruit, fresh salad items eg. unwashed whole
lettuce, whole tomatoes, radishes etc here.
WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL PRODUCE KEPT IN THE SALAD BIN
ALWAYS WRAP AND STORE RAW MEAT, POULTRY AND FISH
ON THE LOWEST SHELF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FRIDGE.
THIS WILL STOP THEM DRIPPING ONTO, OR TOUCHING OTHER
FOODS. DO NOT STORE INFLAMMABLE GASES OR LIQUIDS IN