Happy Fourth of July!
With the warmer weather remember to take extra care with your food. To prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, throw food out after it has been sitting out longer than two hours. Although the 2013 Food Safety Code recommends to throw food out after four hours of it being in the temperature danger zone (41°F–135°F), it’s important to remember that warmer temperatures can lead to a faster growth in bacteria. So to be safe, if you are eating outdoors this weekend, keep your food out of the temperature danger zone or throw it out after two hours.
Food Safety Reminder
To prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria, keep time and temperature control for safety (TCS) foods out of the temperature danger zone (41°F–135°F).
Enjoy the holiday weekend!