Dr Oz: Should Food Cool Before Being Refrigerated?
While answering his viewers’ burning food questions, Dr Oz then wanted to tackle food safety. One woman likes to food prep, which means she’s making a large quantity of food at one time. She wondered if she needed to let the hot food cool before putting it in the fridge. First, Dr Oz wanted to make sure everyone knows that your temperature should be below 40 degrees. The good news is that the fridge seemed to stay at 38 degrees even if you load it with warm food, so rather than risking leaving food sit out for too long, go ahead and put it in the fridge.