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Storing Food Safely in Your Bratenahl Home

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Keeping your perishables safe is super important for you and the members of your household. Making sure all the necessary items are refrigerated is best for health and safety. Here's what the Federal Drug Administration has to say about refrigeration of perishables: 

“Refrigerate or freeze perishables right away. Foods that require refrigeration should be put in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home. Stick to the "two-hour rule" for leaving items needing refrigeration out at room temperature. Never allow meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, or produce or other foods that require refrigeration to sit at room temperature for more than two hours—one hour if the air temperature is above 90° F. This also applies to items such as leftovers, "doggie bags," and take-out foods. Also, when putting food away, don't crowd the refrigerator or freezer so tightly that air can't circulate.

Keep your appliances at the proper temperatures. Keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F (4° C). The freezer temperature should be 0° F (-18° C). Check temperatures periodically. Appliance thermometers are the best way of knowing these temperatures and are generally inexpensive.

Check storage directions on labels. Many items other than meats, vegetables, and dairy products need to be kept cold. If you've neglected to properly refrigerate something, it's usually best to throw it out.”

Call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast today at 216.464.4498. We extend our services throughout the Cleveland area including, but not limited to: Mayfield Heights, South Euclid, and Pepper Pike. 

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