Lesson 4e - T is for Temperature

thermometer

Microorganisms grow and reproduce quickly between the temperatures of 41° and 135°F (5° to 57° c). During the two-hour period in the TEMPERATURE DANGER ZONE (TDZ) , minimal growth and reproduction will occur especially if there is a neutral environment and protein source.
 
One important rule of food safety is to limit time that foods are in the TDZ. Keep foods refrigerated (below 41°F) until it is time to cook. Cool left over foods quickly.
 

 

 

 

 

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