Temperature Danger Zone

Food Safety Temperature Danger Zone Chart

Food safety is educated guesswork for most of us. But to ensure food is safe, you must know the Temperature Danger Zone. Read our guide to learn more about safe cooking, chilling and reheating and download a free food safety chart.

Certain foods are dangerous when not stored properly or fully cooked before serving.

Bacteria thrive on food products kept between 8°C and 63°C – the temperature range described as the Danger Zone by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Keeping products out of this zone is essential for food safety because harmful microbes don’t grow in low temperatures and can’t survive high temperatures.

If you work with food, you can use this chart as a quick reference for safe storage and cooking temperatures.

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