Tips to avoid foodborne illnesses at home
The Boston Globe / Boston.com
1) Purchase a thermometer for the refrigerator Some refrigerators might run as high as 50 degrees Farenheit without anyone noticing. That would make what's inside unsafe to eat. Refrigerated food should be stored at temperatures between 38 and 41 degrees. Also, keep the refrigerator clean. And discard foods that have exceeded their expiration dates.
1) Purchase a thermometer for the refrigerator

Some refrigerators might run as high as 50 degrees Farenheit without anyone noticing. That would make what's inside unsafe to eat. Refrigerated food should be stored at temperatures between 38 and 41 degrees. Also, keep the refrigerator clean. And discard foods that have exceeded their expiration dates.
(Leslie E. Kossoff / Globe File Photo)