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You work at a cafe and part of your everyday duties is to cook and cool food before selling it to customers.
For each action given below, select whether it is True or False.
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When cooking soups, turn off the stove, just before the soup boils.
This is false. You should always check that soups, sauces, gravies and casseroles boil to help prevent bacteria surviving the cooking process.
Hot food should be served at 60 °C or hotter.
This is true. You should always serve or keep cooked food at 60 °C or hotter.
Food should be put in the fridge to cool as soon as it is cooked.
This is false. Hot food should not be put directly into the fridge as it may cause the internal temperature of the fridge to increase. It should be left to cool first but must be placed into the fridge within two hours.
The temperature of the fridge should be below 5°C at all times, including while cooling food.
This is true. The temperature inside the fridge should be below 5°C at all times, including while cooling food.