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Illness-causing bacteria can survive in many places around your kitchen, including your hands, utensils and cutting boards. Are you taking the proper steps to reduce your risk?

FAQ 11

How cold should I keep my refrigerator?

Keep your refrigerator set below 40°F. The internal temperature of your refrigerator is based on many variables — for example, the amount of food in storage, the frequency of opening the refrigerator door and the temperature of your kitchen. The best way to monitor the inside cooling temperature of your refrigerator is with a refrigerator thermometer.

Please visit our Refrigerate section for more information.