Pre-cooked meals should be kept covered when stored in the fridge, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has warned.
In a comment to Newstalk, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said it recommends the use of lids to prevent cross-contamination.
A series of Tweets said the stored food should be safe, provided there is no risk of cross-contamination.
This warning landed after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar posted a picture of his fridge showing meals prepped for him by his partner. The sixteen visible lunch boxes appeared to contain a range of “high protein” meals, including sausages, eggs, ham, and pancakes.
The image has sparked light-hearted debate online, with some people questioning whether it is safe to store uncovered food in the fridge.
Today Varadkar issued an update confirming that he and his partner do, in fact, use lids when storing their weekly meal prep. He also shared a new image proving their meals also include vegetables.
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