Food Safety Poster: Cool Foods Quickly

Poster explaining how to properly cool foods quickly.
Food Safety Poster: Cool Foods Quickly - Articles

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Download the PDF format or order the 8 1/2 by 11 inch poster explaining how to properly cool foods quickly.

Cool foods quickly—from 135°F to 70°F within 2 hours and to 41°F within an additional 4 hours for a total cooling time of 6 hours.

To facilitate cooling:

  • Divide food into shallow containers or cut food into smaller pieces.
  • Use ice-water baths and/or cooling wands.
  • Substitute ice for water during cooling when water is an ingredient.

Check temperatures to ensure food has been cooled quickly enough.

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