The food industry is required to abide by very strict guidelines regarding food storage. To ensure you’re following regulations, and minimizing food waste, be sure to follow these best practices for walk-in refrigerator food storage.
Keep Meats Separate
Meats, including poultry and fish, are susceptible to bacteria growth. This is why they should be kept separate from other perishables. Meats should also be placed on the lowest shelves. When meat is thawing, some of the juice from the meat may thaw and melt. Placement on an upper shelf can cause the liquid to drip down onto the food below, thus causing cross contamination. Continue Reading →