Hot food should
be cooked above 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
The best way to make sure that meat is cooked throughout
is to use a thermometer. Once food reaches above 165
you know that any bacteria present in the food has been
Food should also
be served above 140 degrees Fahrenheit. When you serve hot food,
you need to make sure it does not sit outside for too
long. Otherwise, new bacteria may grow.