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Rules of the game for food safety
  • Published Date:
    February 1, 2016
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Rules of the game for food safety
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
  • Description:
    Rules of the Game for Food Safety

    • Keep it clean.

    o Before you eat or handle food, wash your hands, food prep tools and surfaces.

    • Cook to the right temperature.

    o Use a food thermometer to check that foods are cooked to the right temperature:

    • 165° for chicken

    • 160° for beef

    • Watch the clock.

    o Throw out perishable food that has been sitting at room temperature for more than two hours; one hour if it's 90°F or warmer.

    • Serve at the right temperature.

    o Keep hot foods at 140°F or warmer.

    o Keep cold foods at 40°F or colder.


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