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Food Safety

What is meant by Temperature Danger Zone in Food Safety?

In food safety, the temperature between 5°C and 60°C is known as Temperature Danger Zone. This is because in this temperature zone bacteria can easily grow to unsafe levels. Food handlers should minimize the time that the food spends at these temperatures in order to keep the food safe for human consumption. This should be done by either keeping the food refrigerated at 5°C or below or keeping the food hot at 60°C or more.

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