Can bacteria grow in the refrigerator
Spoilage bacteria is the kind of bacteria that cause food to deteriorate and develop unpleasant odours tastes textures and can grow at cold temperatures such as in refrigerators.
Eventually they cause food to develop off or bad tastes and smalls, also listeria monocytogenes thrives at cold temperatures and will grow in the refrigerator and cause illness.
Legionella is a respiratory disease causing pneumonia type disease or less serious Pontiac fever.(Mild Flu)
Legionella bacterium is found in natural water sources like rivers & lakes but becomes a real health concern when found in man made water systems i.e Air conditioning or refrigeration waste water or condensate water in drip trays at back of fridge.