Expert warns: Why you shouldn't store your milk in the fridge door

Written by Henrik Rothen

Aug.30 - 2023 9:47 AM CET

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Why you shouldn't store your milk in the fridge door.

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Most of us keep our milk in the door of the fridge, but that's actually a mistake, says Theresa Keane, an expert in food safety.

An expert has recently warned against doing what "we've always done" when it comes to how we store our milk in cartons. Most of us keep our milk in the fridge door, but that's far from "the right thing to do," she says.

Theresa Keane, a food safety expert, has shared that there is a specific area in the fridge that is usually cooler and will ensure that your milk and other beverages stay fresh longer. Instead of storing it where "we've always done it," she recommends keeping it on the shelves.

"This is especially true if your fridge is not cold enough," she told, adding, "Always keep an eye on how cold your milk is to drink or touch. The milk container should be too cold to hold. So only buy the amount of milk you know you will use relatively quickly. Buy small and often."

When it comes to storing food, Theresa says the main goal is to avoid mixing raw and cooked food, also known as cross-contamination. She explains that raw items like raw meat and fish should be stored on the bottom shelf of the fridge.

This way, you avoid cross-contamination and any potential drops of blood. Raw vegetables and other loose food should be stored in a sealed container on a shelf above the raw items. A sealed container will also help them stay fresh longer.

Moreover, she advises that as much as possible, you should avoid overfilling your fridge, as this will impair the circulation of cold air.

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