What are recommendations for keeping food cold?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Put perishable food in the refrigerator as soon as you get home; never leave groceries out more than an hour after purchasing. If you leave food out at room temperature, the bacteria count doubles every 20 minutes. Your food should be stored in a clean refrigerator at 40 deg F or below, or freezer at 0 deg F or below. Thaw foods in the refrigerator and not at room temperature.

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