Chilling

Stop germs growing by keeping them cold. Look out for a 'use by' date or 'keep refrigerated' on the label.

Chilling

Your fridge is a weapon in the battle against germs, but it must be used effectively. Here are a few useful things to remember:

  • keep it at the right temperature (between 0°C and 5°C)
  • keep the fridge door closed as much as possible
  • wait for food to cool down before you put it in the fridge
  • if your fridge is full, it might need your help! Turn the temperature down to help it fight germs
  • some germs can still grow at cold temperatures, so eat leftovers within two days
  • keep food out of the fridge for the shortest time you can
  • when you're eating outside at a barbecue or picnic, use a cool bag or cool box
  • if you're putting out food for a party, try not to leave it out for more than four hours; otherwise germs might have a party of their own!

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