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Safe Temperatures for Food Delivery

When food is delivered to an establishment, the receiver should verify that it meets prescribed temperature requirements to ensure that it is safe for consumption. Here is a guide for the correct temperatures and considerations for various types of food: Frozen Food Frozen food should be alwa...
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Bartender Basics

Bartending is an incredibly social occupation that also requires a great degree of knowledge, a good memory, and the right attitude. Being a truly great bartender requires a unique mix of these traits and skills; however, there are a few other things to keep in mind in this line of work. ...
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Safely Cooling Food

TCS food is food that requires time and temperature control to remain safe for consumption. When cooling food, you need to take it from 135°F to 41°F (57°C - 5°C) within 6 hours. Bacteria grows especially rapidly at temperatures between 125°F- 70°F (52°C - 21°C), so when cooling food you must do ...
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Big 6 Pathogens

The FDA lists over 40 types of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that contaminate foods and cause illness, but they have singled out 6 that are the most contagious and cause the most severe symptoms. They are E coli, Hepatitis A, Nontyphoidal Salmonella, Norovirus, Shigella, Salmonella Typh...
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What is a Standard Drink?

A standard drink is any alcoholic beverage that contains 14 grams of pure alcohol. Because adult beverages contain different alcohol concentrations, 14 grams looks different depending on what type of drink is being served. Here is what a “standard drink” looks like for the most common types of al...
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Safe Temperatures for Food Delivery

When food is delivered to an establishment, the receiver should ver

Bartender Basics

Bartending is an incredibly social occupation that also requires a

Safely Cooling Food

TCS food is food that requires time and temperature control to remain s