FOOD poisoning symptoms can be increased when chicken is kept in the fridge incorrectly. What is the right way to store it and how long can you keep chicken in the fridge without habouring bacteria? Can milk go in the fridge door? Does cheese go off?Food poisinging can be caused when chicken makes you unwell if stored incorrectly in the fridge.Now, it is claimed, the definitive way to store chicken – along with other food like milk, butter and cheese, has been revealed. Online food retailer MuscleFood.com has highlighted exactly where you need to be storing food and drink in the fridge.They have also listed the best place in the fridge for wine. So, where should you be storing the foods listed below?Raw meat (including raw poultry and fish) should always be wrapped and sealed tightly, they retailer claims.This is to stop the product dripping onto other foods. All raw meat can be stored together. A great place to store it is in the bottom shelf of the fridge. This is to prevent cross-contamination with the ‘ready to eat’ products.
Despite many people placing this in the fridge door, milk is best stored on the top or second shelf of the fridge. This is because the shelves are a lot cooler than the door, which is constantly being opened and closed. Milk should also be kept away from strong smelling foods, as it can sometimes pick up on these odours.Anything cooked is also classed as “ready to eat” so should be stored on the top or second shelf along with the dairy products. Things like ready-made cakes, cooked meat and leftovers all fall into this category.Generally, these need to be stored on the top or second shelf of the fridge. As these are ready-to-eat products, they need to be kept away from the raw foods to avoid bacteria transferring. The top shelf of the fridge is a great way to keep these foods separate from others. Dairy products also need to be stored in sealed containers.