raw food + fridge temp
I'm trying to feed my cat raw food which is commercial product that comes frozen. I want to thaw it in the fridge, but just wanted to make sure I'm doing it safely. I don't eat meat, so this is new to me.
I have a fridge thermometer that I believe to be fairly accurate, and from some tests I've done over the last few days, it seems the temperature in my fridge fluctuates quite a bit.
I've tried to get it to sit between 0-4 celcuis, but it will fluctuate between -4c and +6c. In terms of thawing small packets of raw meat, and storing some half used can food for half a day, would this be cause for concern?
I don't know if it has issues or if it's just a bad fridge, or is that normal? Opening the door obviously has some effect, but it still seems to fluctuate even when closed. I guess the fridge cycles the compressor?
Anyhow, the solid food didn't appear to freeze when it went below 0. If it's refreezing the thawing meat is that an issue, besides obviously taking much longer? I cant really set it to a higher temp, as it was already getting up to 5-6c at times.
Any advice most welcome.... thanks