ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD
IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER
Arrangement Examples (See diagram)
1. Baked, chilled cooked food, dairy
2. Meat, sausages, cold cuts.
3. Fruit, vegetables, salads.
4. Making, storing ice cubes.
5. Frozen food.
6. Frozen food and freezing of fresh
7. Butter, cheese.
8. Small bottles, cans, tubes.
The following guidelines and
recommendations are suggested to
obtain the best results and storage
1. The fridge compartment is for the
short term storage of fresh food and
2. The freezer compartment is
rated and suitable for the freezing of
fresh food and storage of pre-frozen
food. The recommendation for
storage as stated on the food
packaging should be observed at all
3. Cooked dishes must be stored in
airtight covered containers.
4. Fresh wrapped produce can be
placed on the shelf. Fresh fruit and
vegetables should be cleaned and
stored in the crisper bins.
5. Bottles can be placed in the door
6. To store raw meat, wrap in
polythene bags and place on the
lowest shelf. Do not allow to come
into contact with cooked food to avoid
contamination. For safety, only store
raw meat for two to three days.
7. Keep the food packed wrapped
or covered. Allow hot food and
beverages to cool before placing them
in the fridge. Do not store explosive
substances. High proof alcohol must
be stored upright in sealed containers.
Left over canned food should not be
stored in the can.
8. Fizzy drinks should not be frozen
and products such as flavoured water
ices should not be consumed too cold.
9. Some fruit and vegetables suffer
damage if kept at temperatures near
0°C. Therefore wrap pineapples,
melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and
similar produce in polythene bags.
10. Place chilled cooked food and
similar food near the rear of the fridge
inner liner where the cold wall is