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Keep Foods Safe: Follow the 2-Hour Rule

Keep yourself safe from nasty bacteria and food-borne illness, follow the 2-hour rule!

It is very important that high risk foods stay in the fridge. These foods include meats, eggs, custards, rice, and many more. When you leave high-risk foods in the danger zone, they can grow bacteria very quickly. Always remember that foods are not safe between 4-60 degrees Celsius. This is why we follow the two hour rule!

When cooking high-risk foods, you must cool them quickly and get them into the fridge. If you leave these foods unattended at room temperature, bacteria will grow exponentially. That means that bacteria can go from 2 to 4, then 4 to 8, 8 to 16, and so on every 20 minutes until it reaches dangerous levels.