6 Tips for Eliminating Food Waste at Home
Buy a Thermometer
"People assume their fridge is cold enough, but in some cases it's not, and that increases risk of spoilage and food-borne illness," says registered dietitian Sara Haas, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bacteria that can make you sick thrive at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees, so buy a fridge thermometer and stick with a setting no higher than 40 degrees. Even if your high-tech model has one built in, a separate thermometer is good, cheap insurance.