Here are some simple tips to avoid it:
- Check if your refrigerator's temperature is from 34F to 40F, and no warmer. Storing any kind of food inside the ref that is warmer that 40F will definitely spoil faster.
- Overstuffing causes poor cold air circulation, leading to spoilage.
- Vegetables and fruits should be kept in the vegetable drawer. The humidity in this storage area is enough to keep them fresher and longer.
- Only leafy greens need washing before refrigeration, but these must be thoroughly and loosely wrapped in a plastic or cloth bag.