In order to remain safe, your fridge should remain at a consistent temperature of 3-5°C according to the Food Standards Agency. This is because ‘the danger zone’ (where harmful bacteria grow the quickest) starts at 8°C.
You should periodically check the temperature of your fridge to ensure it remains at a safe temperature. Use a fridge thermometer for accuracy when doing this.
If you make any adjustments to the temperature of your fridge, this may take up to a day to take effect.
What is the Difference Between a Commercial & Domestic Fridge?
Both residential and commercial fridges are designed to keep items at a safe temperature to avoid spoilage, however, there are many differences to consider when choosing which is best for your kitchen.
Domestic fridges are built for home use so they are smaller and usually more energy-efficient. This is because they don’t have to work as hard to remain at a consistent temperature.
Commercial fridges, on the other hand, are designed to be opened many times over a few hours. Because of their heavy-duty design, they are more powerful, often fan assisted, and much noisier. They will also offer much more room when compared to a domestic fridge.
To ensure you stay compliant as a food business, there are several rules that you must follow day-to-day. Find out more in one of our recent blogs - ‘What Are The Basic Food Hygiene Rules?’