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Kitchen Threats: Avoiding Foodborne Illness (Page 3)

2. Your Fridge

2. Your Fridge

Cold temperatures slow the growth of bacteria, so it’s important to make sure that your refrigerator doesn’t rise above 40°F. Reduce your risk of food borne illness by keeping tabs on your fridge temp with a thermometer. You can buy a “refrigerator/freezer thermometer” at appliance stores, home centers (e.g., Home Depot) and online kitchen stores.

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