What is the correct temperature for a refrigerator?
Keep refrigerators between 34 and 40 degrees F. Above 40 degrees, foods spoil rapidly. Check the temperature with a thermometer.
For more information about food safety and proper refrigerator temperature, see Keep your refrigerator at the right temperature for food safety.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Friday, January 08, 2010