Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
85.0 percent (2016)
85.0 percent of consumers correctly followed the recommendation to properly chill a soup or stew containing meat in 2016
Increase the proportion of consumers who follow the key food safety practice of "Chill: refrigerate promptly"
Data Source: Food Safety Survey, FDA
Putting food in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking can prevent or slow the growth of bacteria. Educating people about the importance of refrigerating food promptly is critical for preventing diseases caused by contaminated food.
Topics: Safe Food Handling, Foodborne Illness
Workgroup: Food Safety Workgroup