Do bananas need to be refrigerated?

Chef's answer
Bananas are picked green and ripen at room temperature. Refrigerating them not only causes the skin to darken, it slows down or stops ripening. So, it is best to keep them out of the fridge until they are fully ripened. At that point refrigerating them will help keep them from becoming over ripe.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service requires all cooked foods to be packaged for refrigeration within two hours of cooking, and preferably as soon as they're cool enough to be handled. A whole brisket is a large cut, so for rapid cooling cut it into sections with a sharp knife..
Let the containers chill about 30 minutes before refrigerating them.
A large pot of food like soup, chili or stew should be divided into small portions and put in shallow containers before being refrigerated. ... To use the two-stage cooling method, food must be cooled from 140 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours and to 41 F or lower within four hours.
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