Tips to Ensure Your Home Meal Delivery Kit Is Safe
Schedule your delivery on a day when someone will be home to store the food as soon as possible.
Work with the food company to deliver your box in a place in the shade to maintain the cold temperature longer.
The cool-to-the-touch method is not a good indicator of food safety. Harmful bacteria can grow in temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
Refrigerate after opening. Perishable foods such as those containing animal products, pre-cooked vegetables and grains, and cut melons, tomatoes or leafy greens should be tossed after four hours at room temperature.
Pay special attention to any recent recalls and outbreaks with the food products in your meal kits since the batch number may not be present on the packaging and may be difficult to identify if it’s part of the recall/outbreak.