Safely Refrigerate Foods | Food Preservation USU

    Safely Refrigerate Foods

    Refrigeration is a modern food preservation method. It relies on the fact that dangerous foodborne illness bacteria do not grow (or grow very slowly) at refrigeration temperatures (40-41 degrees F or below). Refrigeration is a temporary food preservation method because many food spoilage microorganisms and food spoilage enzymes can still slowly proliferate.

    USDA Resources: Refrigeration backgrounder.