Rules for cooling food
To make sure that food is cooled quickly you should:
- stir cooked foods frequently to help the food cool
- take food out of the larger container you cooked it in and carefully put it into smaller containers so it will cool quicker
- monitor the temperature using a clean and sanitised thermometer
- allow cool air to circulate around the containers of food to be cooled.
Food must be cooled to 21 °C within two hours.