Raw meat can spread germs to other foods, so it’s best to store and cook different foods separately.
The foodsafety.gov website suggests:
- Designate separate cutting boards; one just for produce, and another for meat, poultry, seafood and eggs. Use separate plates as well, and always wash the plates after use.
- At the grocery, put poultry, eggs, seafood and meat in separate plastic bags away from the rest of the food.
- Keep poultry, meat, seafood and eggs in these separate bags inside the refrigerator or freezer.
- Store eggs in the carton in the main part of the refrigerator, rather than in the door.