Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #05
Accurate, conspicuous thermometers in refrigerators/hot holding cabinets. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
Maintaining foods at safe temperatures is critical in controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Should the temperature of a refrigerator exceed 41°F or a hot holding cabinet be less than 135°F, bacterial growth can occur. To allow food establishments to monitor the temperature of equipment, conspicuous thermometers must be provided in refrigerators and hot holding cabinets.
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