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A safe fridge means less waste, less risk of illness, and more delicious foods.


"My refrigerator is a mess."

Photo of a refrigerator with many items on all of the shelves

"My refrigerator is a mess."

  • Place ready-to-eat foods and beverages, plus fresh herbs, on upper shelves.

  • Place ingredients besides raw meat and eggs on middle shelves.

  • Place raw eggs, meat, and fish on lower shelves to avoid cross-contamination.

  • If you use drawers for produce, keep them clean of debris that could cause contamination and spoilage.

  • The door is the warmest part of the refrigerator, so it's the best place for condiments, water, juices, and least perishable items.

  • Make sure to store produce properly so they last longer. Find specific foods under Discover Foods for storage tips.

Try This

Open your fridge and find one thing you can do to make it safer.

Organize Your Fridge Like a Pro!

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