The Temperature is Rising
Updated: Aug 4, 2020
By Sue Stedham
As we welcome in the warm weather and enjoy the stunning views around Overton, our food has a shorter shelf-life.
Here are our top tips to make things last longer:
Keep your fridge temperature below 5 degrees. Anything above this can reduce the shelf life - for example milk can be reduced by 2 or 3 days.
Buy a fridge thermometer
Allow hot food to cool before you put it in the fridge, so it doesn't raise the temperature inside when it goes in.
Store raw meat, fish and poultry in sealed containers at the bottom of the fridge so they don’t contaminate the food below
Don’t overcrowd your fridge - air must be able to circulate to keep it cool.
Follow the instructions on the pack about freezing
Freeze food by the ‘use by’ date (you don't have to worry about 'best before')
Use cool bags to transfer frozen food from the shops to the freezer, and put your frozen shopping in as soon as possible
Wrap food properly - take out as much air as possible as this will help prevent ice forming or freezer burns
Label food with re-usable labels stating contents and date frozen
Store in small portions if possible, it'll freeze faster
Thaw in the fridge or even in the microwave
After thawing, use within 24 hours and cook until piping hot