Avoiding the Danger Zone

Introduction

Most bacteria thrive between 40 and 140 degrees. Within this “danger zone,” bacteria double about every 20 minutes, quickly reaching harmful levels. As a general rule, food shouldn’t stay in this zone for more than two hours (one hour if the room temperature is over 90 degrees). Here are some tips for avoiding the danger zone.

Defrost in the Fridge

Counter-Intuitive Cooling

Reheat Rapidly