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How can I keep food safe in my refrigerator?

To keep food safe in your refrigerator, do the following:

  • Keep the refrigerator temperature it at 40 degrees F or below.
  • Keep your refrigerator clean. Keeping your fridge clean is not just so you can open it and feel good that it's gleaming: Listeria can spread between foods through spills.
  • Keep raw meat, poultry and seafood separate from other foods in your fridge.
  • Eggs can be eaten up to three to five weeks after their "use by" date. A good test: Drop the egg into a glass of water; if it floats, dump it. A sinking egg is a safe egg.

This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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