How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer?
I've made mac and cheese. If I put it in the fridge (not freezer) in the original baking dish, covered with aluminum foil, will it be safe to eat the next day?
Is there a better way to store it for a day (better than covering with foil)?
Make sure your fridge is cold enough You need to make sure your fridge is cold enough otherwise food poisoning bacteria will still be able to grow. Your fridge should be between 0ºC and 5ºC.
If you’re not sure how the temperature setting or dial works on your fridge, you could use a fridge thermometer to check it’s the right temperature.
Here are a few other fridge tips that you might find useful:
keep the fridge door closed as much as possible wait for food to cool down before you put it in the fridge if your fridge is full, turn the temperature down to help keep it cold enough
Cool leftovers as quickly as possible (ideally within one to two hours) and then store them in the fridge. Eat any leftovers within two days, except for cooked rice, which you should eat within one day to help avoid food poisoning.
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