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Retail/Institutional Food Service Food Safety and Management

Food Safety Project Director

Catherine H. Strohbehn, PhD, RD, CFSP
HRIM Extension Specialist
Adjunct Associate Professor
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, 50011-1121 USA


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Food Safety Tip of the Day

Divide and conquer

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Large amounts of leftovers should be divided into small, shallow pans for quicker cooling. Increasing the exposed surface area of the food will help it cool more rapidly. The goal for proper food cooling is to get the inner-most temperature to less than 70°F within two hours and below 41°F within an additional four hours.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education


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