Not sure how to keep uncooked food fresh in your fridge? In restaurant kitchens, raw meats, dairy and other perishables are generally stored on lower shelves to keep them as cold as possible. You should do the same in your kitchen. Avoid cutting up meats in advance – it speeds spoilage – and consider placing meats in glass or plastic containers to prevent juices from leaking onto other foods.
Dairy products like milk, yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese should also be stored on lower shelves, with milk placed toward the back. Butter and soft cheeses are an exception – they can go into the dairy section on your refrigerator’s door, or placed in a container and stored in the deli drawer.
When it comes to fresh produce, it’s important to store fruits and vegetables in the proper refrigerator storage compartments. Fruits and vegetables are best kept in a high humidity environment, so they should be stored in your fridge’s vegetable, crisper or high humidity drawer.