Refrigerator is an essential item in every home. However, do you know how to use the refrigerator properly? Some habits of using the refrigerator improperly by many housewives can lead to food poisoning.
To properly use your refrigerator to prevent food poisoning, you need to correct the following bad refrigerator habits:
1. Place raw and cooked foods in the refrigerator
Bacteria and microorganisms will cross-infect, including those that carry intestinal infectious diseases such as hepatitis, dysentery …
Advice: Raw, cooked foods should not be stored together in the refrigerator.
2. Keep refrigerator open for too long
Opening the refrigerator for too long leads to heat loss, creating conditions for bacteria to penetrate, and easily cause food poisoning.
Advice: Do not open the refrigerator for long.
3. Refrigerate the unwashed food
Unwashed foods put in the fridge unhygienic, creating opportunities for many bacteria to enter and cause disease.
Advice: Raw food should be cleaned, put in a clean, sealed bag, box, and then stored in the refrigerator.
4. Put the eggs in the refrigerator wing
The refrigerator wings are always opened frequently, so the temperature is constantly changing, causing eggs to spoil very quickly.
Tip: Rinse, put eggs in carton boxes and store in the top compartments of the refrigerator.
5. Use a plastic bottle of filtered water
At low temperatures, plastics will secrete dioxin toxins that are the main cause of cancer and other substances such as bisphenol A (BPA), Phtha-lates … are harmful to humans, especially pregnant women and children. …
Tip: Do not use a plastic water bottle in the refrigerator.
6. Refrigerate the unwashed vegetables
E.Coli bacteria in vegetable soil can cross-contaminate from vegetables to other foods in cabinets, causing intestinal diseases.
Tip: Wash greens before refrigerating.
7. Keep the carton of milk in the refrigerator
Bacteria can multiply near the suction tube of the carton and follow the milk cup each time you pour it.
Tip: Do not use carton boxes for milk in the refrigerator.
8. Let the rice cool in the refrigerator
Bacillus cereus bacteria in cold rice produce toxic cells, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Advice: Do not store cold rice in the refrigerator.
9. Keep too much food in the refrigerator
Leaving too much food in the refrigerator can lead to the inability of cold air to circulate, causing the temperature in some locations to rise, and spoil the food.
Tip: Keep only enough food in the refrigerator.
10. Do not clean the cabinet regularly
Not cleaning the refrigerator regularly is the cause of the refrigerator, the harmful bacteria have the opportunity to function, harmful to health.
Tips: Clean the refrigerator 1 time / week with hot water and disinfectant. The raw meat compartment should be cleaned every few days.
11. Do not reheat food before storing it in the refrigerator
Failure to reheat food before storing it will not kill bacteria that get into the food.
Tip: Before storing food in the cupboard, cook again.
12. Food that is left to stand for a long time before putting it in the cupboard
Meat and fish will be rancid, spoiled, harmful bacteria can enter the food, causing poisoning and diseases related to digestion.
Travel tip: About 2 hours after buying food at the store or supermarket in the cupboard. Food purchased under normal conditions (about 32 degrees C), stored within 1 hour.
With the correction of the above bad habits, it will help women use the refrigerator properly, prevent diseases, and protect the health of the whole family.