Five Mistakes When Storing Food in The Fridge

If the storage space, both the refrigerator and freezer, not handled properly, the bacteria created by the contamination of other foods, water, feces and insects, will remain and cause food spoilage and disease. Two of these problems, it can not be overcome simply through the cooking process.

Food safety is a key element in the food industry. The food industry should really pay attention to this issue so that consumers avoid problems such as food poisoning due to bacterial contamination.
For the problem of storage of food in the fridge, for example, there is a serious danger that has not been fully realized by the culinary industry and consumers. Namely that the fridge did not kill bacteria, but only mempelambat growth. Therefore, there is a type of bacteria that have spores and can survive in temperatures below minus zero degrees Celsius.
If the storage space, both the refrigerator and freezer, not handled properly, the bacteria created by the contamination of other foods, water, feces and insects, will remain and cause food spoilage and disease. Two of these problems, it can not be overcome simply through the cooking process.
However, all these problems can be prevented if you know what is wrong in storing food in the refrigerator, and immediately change it:
1. Mix all types of food. “What kind of food should not be mixed between the mature and raw. Upper part is the food cooked and ready to eat. Below that whole fresh meats such as fish and beef, sliced ​​meat underneath again, and last poultry,” said Beersheba Venttya Mareza, Assistant Manager Brand Communication PT XC CLEANINDO, distributor of cleaning products, while casual conversation in Jakarta, some time ago.
Why sliced ​​meat should be placed on the third shelf, none other than that no fluid flow or drip and contaminate other foods.
2. Storing hot foods in the refrigerator or freezer. Food should be a cool down at room temperature. Insert food into a shallow container, or divide food into small containers for faster cold. Wait until the steam really has disappeared before finally putting it in the fridge.
3. Had not noticed the right temperature. Refrigerator air temperature must be at least 1 degree Celsius lower than the desired temperature. For example, you are advised to save poultry meat at a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. The air temperature in the refrigerator should be at least 4 degrees Celsius. If you are a business owner in the culinary field, you should always make sure the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer unit in the proper position.

4. Do not clean the refrigerator regularly. On a shelf in the fridge is often seen standing water due to water droplets, gravy, or sauce from the food. Conditions were damp and dirty is what causes the refrigerator to be the source of bacteria, and makes more difficult the shelf dibersihkan.Pastikan also to keep the fridge clean and dry. If you are planning to travel out of town for a few days, make sure you are moving things out of the refrigerator, and store elsewhere. Then, unplug the refrigerator outlet so you do not spend a useless power.
5. Storing too much food in the fridge. This makes the circulation of air and the unit work harder to keep the temperature cool. Store food on shelves by proper storage according to its kind. For example, now there’s even a fridge which has a storage for storing cosmetics or drugs. Make sure that each of these types of goods are in each location.

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