Eating Safely

Frequently Asked Questions

8. What is the proper way to store perishable food?

You should refrigerate eggs or refrigerate or freeze other perishables like meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and eggs. Never let these foods, or cut fresh vegetables or fruit, sit at room temperature for more than two hours before storing them in the refrigerator or freezer. If the temperature in the room is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above, you should put the food away before one hour.