Go 40°F or Below – Reducing Risk for Seniors

Maintaining home refrigerators at 40°F or below is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of foodborne illness for pregnant women and elderly people.

The tools on this page and in the BAC Fighters and Retailers sections help you share this important message with the most vulnerable consumers in your community.

Check it out! In this 30 second video, food safety expert Dr. Robert Gravani of Cornell University talks about one of the most effective ways that consumers can reduce their risk of foodborne illness. Educators and retailers are urged to use this video to connect with consumers on the topic of home food safety.