Lesson 8 — Chill Out: The Importance of Cold Temperatures in Food Safety
The goal is to understand the importance of cold temperatures in the handling and storage of food.
- Recognize that foodborne pathogens do not grow but can survive at freezer temperatures, and that they do not grow, or grow very slowly, at refrigeration temperatures.
- Describe acceptable methods for thawing.
- Identify the safe temperature for cold holding.
- Describe the proper method of cooling foods for storage.