The temperature is too high.
A fridge is very useful and we could not live without it. However, none of us escapes the occasionally spoiled product, which we then discard. What a waste! It turns out that 75 percent of us operate their refrigerators at too high a temperature. This not only leads to food waste, but also possibly food poisoning!
Keeping food at the right temperature will not only stop food spoilage but also reduce the likelihood of food poisoning. Food naturally contains bacteria that can cause disease. Cooling these products will ensure that there are not too many bacteria in your food. But you need the right temperature!
The optimum temperature for your kitchen refrigerator is between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius. Fungi and bacteria barely have the opportunity to grow at these temperatures. Research has shown that many people do not even know the temperature of their refrigerator and that some refrigerators have temperatures up to 11 degrees Celsius. Listeria, a foodborne bacteria, grows at a temperature of approximately 5 degrees Celsius. 11 degrees are too high!
We all like a well-stocked refrigerator, but you may want to reduce it to food. It becomes more difficult to keep your refrigerator cool if it has more content. If you need all the space in your refrigerator and it is full, we recommend lowering the temperature by 1 degree. It is better to make sure your refrigerator is always full up to three quarters. In this way, cold air can circulate freely.