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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety


The refrigerator and food hygiene

Updated on 05/08/2016

Keywords : Food hygiene, Cold chain, Refrigerator

Maintaining refrigerated foods at a low temperature helps firstly to slow the growth of microorganisms, thus reducing the occurrence of foodborne illness, and secondly to retain the nutritional qualities of food. The effectiveness of the cold chain depends not only on the refrigeration temperature but also on maintaining it at a constant level. Read all our tips for optimum use of your refrigerator.

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