23 Refrigerate perishable foods within two hours at a refrigerator temperature of 40°F or lower.
24 On a hot day (90°F or higher), food should not sit out for more than one hour.
25 #7 True or False? If you let a food set out for more than two hours, you can make it safe by heating it really hot!
26 False Some bacteria, such as Staphylococcus (staph), produce toxins that are not destroyed by high cooking temperatures. Image: Content provider: CDC/Matthew J. Arduino, DRPH, Photo credit: Janice Haney Carr
27 #8 True or False? If a hamburger has been cooked to a safe internal temperature, it may still be pink inside.
28 1 out of 4 hamburgers is still pink inside after it has been cooked to a safe internal temperature. http://origin-www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Thermometers_Are_Key_FactSheet.pdf True
29 This IS a safely cooked hamburger (internal temperature of 160ºF) even though pink inside. This is NOT a safely cooked hamburger. Though brown inside, it is undercooked. http://origin-www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Thermometers_Are_Key_FactSheet.pdf
30 Research shows some ground beef patties look done at internal temperatures as low as 135ºF. A temperature of 160ºF is needed to destroy E. coli. http://origin-www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Thermometers_Are_Key_FactSheet.pdf
48 #12 True or False??? The best place to thaw frozen food is on your counter all day.
49 The best place to thaw frozen perishable foods — like frozen meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruit, and cooked pasta and rice — is in the refrigerator! Make sure your refrigerator is 40°F or lower. FALSE…………Here’s how to thaw...
50 Thaw packages of meat, poultry, and seafood on a plate on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. This prevents their juices from dripping on other foods. Here’s how to thaw...
51 When thawing perishable food in the microwave, cook it immediately after thawing. Some areas of the food may start to cook during microwave thawing and become warm. Here’s how to thaw...
52 52 Any bacteria present would not have been destroyed and may reach optimal temperatures for growth. Why immediately cook foods thawed in the microwave?
53 #13 True or False? You should be scared of everything you eat!
54 False “... the American food supply continues to be among the safest in the world.” Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 15, 2006 http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t061115a.htmlhttp://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t061115a.html
57 Even if you reheat tacos left out overnight, some bacteria can form a heat-resistant toxin that cooking won’t destroy. Refrigerate perishable foods within 2 hours! Why toss tacos left out overnight?
66 If perishable foods have been at room temperature less than 2 hours (1 hour in temperatures above 90°F), they should be safe. Refrigerate promptly; eat within 3 to 4 days. Why is the pizza considered safe?
67 Leftovers kept in the refrigerator for over a week