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CM CLUB - Hot Food Temperature

(8 Posts)
looneytune Thu 26-Feb-09 11:20:22

Can someone please confirm what it should be when reheating or making new meals? Is it 75 or above?

TIA

saz73 Thu 26-Feb-09 11:49:05

The law in England is that it is cooked at 75 or 70 for 2 mins.

looneytune Thu 26-Feb-09 11:51:36

Cheers hun, my course got postponed due to snow and is now not for a couple of weeks. With the 75 OR 70 for 2 mins, say if reheating baby food but 2 mins would be too long, is it basically ok as long as temp is 75 or above?

MrsPuddleduck Thu 26-Feb-09 13:01:43

Just did a course - you can also do 82 degrees for 3 seconds. Much better than waiting for 2 mins.

looneytune Thu 26-Feb-09 13:30:54

Not quite sure what the timing bit means, might sound thick but very tired right now wink

saz73 Thu 26-Feb-09 13:44:11

It's to ensure food as been properly heated and all bateria has been killed.

MrsPuddleduck Thu 26-Feb-09 13:51:43

You stick your food probe in and make sure it reads 82 degress for three seconds - if so it is safe to eat.

looneytune Thu 26-Feb-09 16:25:36

Thanks willmouse, that makes sense now

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