A new study has revealed that our fridges may contain up to 750 times the level of bacteria considered safe.
Around a million cases of food related illnesses occur each year in the UK and it is believed that this is mostly because of cross contamination and under cooking.
Some experts believe that we need to clean our fridges weekly with very hot water, maintain a cool fridge temperature of 5C or below and understand good food storage such as keeping meat at the bottom of the fridge and soft cheeses and pates separately.
However the salad drawer is usually at the bottom of the fridge and not the meat drawer – which when meat can run through the gaps into a salad drawer and potentially make you ill seems like a major design flaw.
What do you think? Is it just common sense or should be all be more educated about fridge sense?
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