Cold chain, it’s respect!
Regularly check the temperature of your fridge!
Simply to install a thermometer. “However," as pointed out by the National Agency for Sanitary Safety of Food, Environment and Labour (HANDLE), "it should not be necessary in refrigerators purchased after 2002. They have indeed a pellet indicating whether the required temperature is reached or not. "
Defrost it regularly.
It’s hot in the kitchen? Often you open the refrigerator door? It is full? You have not defrosted long? "It is likely that there is too hot," said ANSES. "Check.”
When you shop, have fresh food in insulated bags. Once home, store the food in the first place “sensitive”. And above all, respect the different areas of storage. In case of doubt, they are reminded of the instructions for the device:
- The temperate zone (6 ° C to 10 ° C) for butter, eggs, hard cheeses, fruits and vegetables, sauces industrial;
- The area cool (4 ° C to 6 ° C) for your unopened dairy, dessert creams and cheeses. Cooked fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods are also have their place;
- The fresh compartment: the temperature must be below 4 ° C. A great place for fish, meat, meats and dairy started.
Read product labels.
Here you will find important information for conservation. ANSES also recalls that during heatwaves and extreme heat, “the deadline for consumption must be particularly strict compliance.”
Enjoy the color and smell of food …
"This careful observation may be a warning signal before the accidental consumption of adulterated food," says ANSES.