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  Health Tip: Prep Your Refrigerator for the Holidays
Some safety tips

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Your fridge may be overflowing with leftovers from holiday meals.

Here are some tips to safely preserve all that food, courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Set the fridge temperature between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and your freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Make sure you store any meat, eggs, veggies and milk within two hours.
  • Place raw meat on the bottom shelf, away from produce or ready-to-eat food.
  • If any food is left out at room temperature for longer than two hours, throw it away.
  • Place foods being thawed or marinated in the refrigerator.

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