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To help maintain safe food temperatures you may:
  • Have the refrigerator/freezer items packed in paper rather than plastic bags at the store.
  • Have the cold and frozen items packed together.
  • Store the cold and frozen items closely together in your vehicle
    • In the summer months store the items in the front of the vehicle, the air conditioning helps maintain the temperature.
    • In the winter months store the items in the truck or rear of the vehicle, as the heater will cause the food temperature to rise more quickly.
  • Place the cold items in a refrigerator maintained at 41°F or less or in the freezer maintained at 0°F or less within 2 hours of purchase.

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