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Introduction Lesson 1
What's
bugging
you?
Lesson 2
What are
Consumer
Control
Points?
Lesson 3
Where is the
DANGER
ZONE?
Lesson 4
Who is
FAT TOM?

Contact
Glossary
References

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Food Safety Lessons Introduction Lesson One: Whats Bugging You? Lesson Three: Where is the Danger Zone? Lesson Four: Who is FAT TOM? Glossary of Terms Food Safety References Contact the Food Safety Project Team

Lesson One: What's bugging you?
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What conditions encourage bacteria to grow?

Bacteria can live in hotter and colder temperatures than humans, but they do best in a warm, moist, protein-rich environment that is pH neutral or low acid. There are exceptions—some bacteria thrive in extreme heat or cold. Some can survive under highly acidic or extremely salty conditions. Bacteria grow fastest in the temperature range between 41F (5C) and 135F (57C), which is known as the Temperature Danger Zone or "TDZ".

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