To help reduce food poisonings, Food Standards Scotland is reminding people not to overfill their refrigerators this festive season. Officials from Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said an overstuffed fridge could lead to food poisoning as its temperature can rise and bacteria can grow if the fridge isn’t cold enough.
Results from the FSS Food in Scotland Consumer Tracking Survey reveal that almost three-quarters of Scots completely fill their fridge at least some of the time, but only 12 percent always remember to check the temperature when it’s full. Eight in 10 knew the correct fridge temperature of between 0 and 5 degrees C (32 to 41 degrees F:; however a quarter of consumers said they never check it.
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