February 25, 2021 - 11:46 GMT Sophie Hamilton How to organise your fridge correctly to prevent food poisoning and food wastage. Essential kitchen tips on where fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy should be stored Since the pandemic started, we've all spent a LOT of time in our kitchens. You know the drill… you get in from the supermarket, hands heavily sanitised and now breathing freely after wearing your mask. You may or may not wipe down the shopping (won't miss this) and start packing it all away. When it comes to organising your food and drinks in the fridge, do you have a system – and is it correct? A well-organised fridge prevents food poisoning and helps stop food wastage. Tap Warehouse have put together a guide to how to correctly organise your fridge. See if your system is right below… MORE: Joe Wicks' roasted vegetable soup recipe is our kind of lunch! Loading the player... WATCH: This TikTok wrap hack went viral Raw meat, fish and poultry It’s important raw meat, fish, and poultry are stored on the bottom shelf of your fridge to stop them from dripping onto other foods and contaminating them. Shockingly, Tap Warehouse’s research revealed that a staggering 40% of Brits do not store their raw meat, poultry, and fish on this shelf. MORE: 22 of the best kitchen gadgets that will revolutionise the way you cook Louise Roberts, Director of Food Safety Company, Alimenti, says by not storing raw meat on the bottom shelf, "blood and other fluids which may contain high levels of pathogens could drip onto the ready to eat food and contaminate the food with pathogens." She adds: "If consumed without any further treatment, such as cooking, the ready-to-eat food may cause illness." MORE: 54 best meal delivery services in the UK: Mindful Chef, Gousto & more Fruit and vegetables Fruit and vegetables that need to be refrigerated should be … [Read more...] about How to correctly organise your fridge – is your system right?