Home 9 News 9 Quick Guide to Food Safety and Fridge Organization

Quick Guide to Food Safety and Fridge Organization

by | Sep 23, 2020 | News

Keeping your fridge clean and contamination-free is easier than you think it is.

There are lots of research-based techniques that you can use to prolong the storage life of food while it’s kept inside your refrigerator.

Most of these involve no-brainer methods. There’s practically no rocket science needed, only good sorting skills and management.

Fridge organization can give you an idea of what are the contents of your fridge. It helps you strategically decide what goes out first.

Not only does it help you reduce your chances of getting food poisoning and wasting food, but it also cuts your weekly shopping bills.

Here are some tips that you can use when organizing food inside your fridge:



Cooked foods, and foods that don’t need more cooking. 


Dairy products (milk, butter, etc)


Raw meat and fish (Make sure they are wrapped and sealed)


Vegetables, fruits, and herbs should be kept here.


Condiments, jams, and juice.



    1. Clean your fridge regularly. Check out these tips.
    2. Raw and cooked foods should be kept away from each other. Raw foods should be stored on the bottom shelf to minimize the chances of dripping overcooked food and contaminating it.
    3. You can never tell if the meat is spoiling by simply smelling it. Most bacteria that cause food spoilage may come odorless so always be vigilant.
    4. Keep fresh foods more towards the outside and away from the back of the fridge. There’s a tendency that your greens and herbs might freeze up and spoil.
    5. There are some vegetable and fruit items that must be kept out of the fridge. These are avocados, bananas, tomatoes, peaches, pears, and other “gas releasers”. Food spoilage is more predominant if you have them inside your fridge.
    6. Cooked food must be covered. Raw meat and fish should be covered and sealed properly.
    7. Defrost only inside the fridge. Once your food is already thawed outside, never take them back inside.
    8. Allow food to cool down at room temperature before putting them inside the fridge



One way of keeping your fridge fresh is knowing all of its contents.

You can do this by identifying the expiration dates of all of your food and keeping a logbook or side notes that you can easily see or access.

It seems like a tedious task but it’s very efficient if you want to save money and reduce food waste.

You can also label near-to-expiration foods with “eat me first” sticky notes to make sure you won’t lose track.

Or consider using a nonpermanent marker and just write down your food plans on the exterior of the fridge. It’s less of the hassle compared to cutting and taping notes on your food.

The good thing about food management is it helps eliminate food spoilage. Spoiled foods are known to produce odor-causing bacteria that bring nasty odors to your fridge.

Is your fridge smelly too? Read this blog to know how the best practices in combatting the stench.


Constantly educate yourself on how to maintain an orderly and clean refrigerator so that it can efficiently do its job of keeping food fresh.

Always remember: your fridge should be a place to store food, not for food to die and be forgotten. Make sure to always purge your fridge for food that is near to their expiration dates.


Did you enjoy reading this blog? Visit us at emcor.com.ph for more customer-friendly tips. 






Unveiling the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i Laptop with EMCOR PH

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i Laptop embodies innovation, seamlessly merging cutting-edge engineering with impeccable design. This state-of-the-art device beckons users into unparalleled computing power and aesthetics, offering an outstanding digital experience. With the...

Bajaj RE | Practical and Reliable Philippines Transportation

In the bustling archipelago of the Philippines, where diverse cultures converge amidst stunning landscapes, the need for practical and reliable transportation solutions has always been paramount. Amidst the din of city streets and the serene countryside roads, one...

12 Appliances Worth Replacing Soon! | Revitalize Your Home

Revitalize Your Home: Appliances Worth Replacing Soon In a world of constant technological advancements, our homes are evolving to become smarter, more efficient, and more convenient than ever. One crucial aspect of this evolution involves our household appliances –...

7 Fascinating Features of Your Smart TV

Unlocking Potential of Your Smart TV: 7 Fascinating Features In today's digital age, Smart TVs have become present everywhere in modern households, offering a world of entertainment at our fingertips. Beyond their standard functions, these technological marvels hold...

Bond with your Family with LG smart TV – Life’s Good

In today's fast-paced world, finding quality time with your loved ones can be challenging. That's why LG smart TVs are here to bridge the gap and create unforgettable experiences right in the comfort of your own home. Whether watching your favorite movies, enjoying a...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping
Your Cart