Safe storage of food. Lesson 4 Year 11 Prep Sheet. Starter Activity. See how many contaminants you can remember from your unit on Health & Safety...... You have 3 minutes. Let’s see what you recall. Chemical. Biological. Physical. Learning Objectives. KNOW The main contaminants in food
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Safe storage of food
Lesson 4 Year 11 Prep Sheet.
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Food – bacteria prefer foods that are moist and high in protein. (High Risk Foods)
Moisture – bacteria need moisture to stay alive.
Warmth - most bacteria multiply above 5°C and below 63°C. Any temperature within this is called the danger zone. High risk foods need to be stored below 5°C and cooked to above 63°C. The core temperature of the food should reach above 72°C for at least 2 minutes.
Time - bacteria multiply very quickly. The first 60 – 90 is critical for cooling food down before they really get multiplying!
How should a fridge be organised? Explain your answer.