Hot food, not intended for immediate consumption, should be cooled rapidly. It should not be placed directly into a refrigerator as this may raise the temperature of food already stored, as well as increasing the ice build-up on the cooling unit. Condensation may also occur on some foods, resulting in an unacceptable drip on to food stored below.
However, depending on the amount of food and the capacity of the refrigerator, it may be preferable to place small amount of food which has cooled around 50°C into a large capacity unit instead of leaving it in a warm environment for prolonged periods or overnight.
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