Rules of the refrigerator: Proper food storage in your home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — You know that one bag of vegetables you’ve had in your fridge for who knows how long? Maybe it’s time to throw that out.

WKRN’s Samantha Fisher volunteered her own fridge for the health department to come and inspect.

For example, you should keep raw meat away from cheese, vegetables or any “ready to eat” foods. Eggs should also be separated.

Though mold is a clear sign to throw something away, you should be checking your “use by” dates regularly.

The Metro Health Department said foods in their original container typically have the proper sell by dates.

Click here for tips on preparing food, including proper temperatures for cooking and cooling.

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