Section 14-1.40 - Food protection; potentially hazardous food, temperature and refrigeration requirements

FOOD PROTECTION

14-1.40 Food protection, potentially hazardous food, temperature and refrigeration requirements.

(a) Food is to be protected from contamination during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation. The temperature of potentially hazardous food is to be 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius) or below, or 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) or above at all times, except during necessary times of preparation or during a limited period of time while being held for service which may not exceed two hours. Intact shell egg temperatures shall be considered acceptable if the ambient storage temperature is 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius) or less.

(b) Potentially hazardous food requiring refrigeration is to be cooled by an adequate method so that every part of the product is reduced from 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.9 degrees Celsius) to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 degrees Celsius) within two hours and to 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius) or below within four additional hours.

(c) Intact shell eggs shall be stored at an ambient temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius) or below.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 1992
Doc Status: 
Complete