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What conditions promote bacterial growth in food?
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Bacteria in Food
Letting food sit at room temperature promotes bacterial growth.
Bacteria are always present in food, but in very low numbers unless the food has been contaminated by exposure to any type of waste. Bacteria reproduce two to three times per hour, under ideal conditions. Always refrigerate, then heat foods, if there is any chance of bacteria present.

In brief: Bacteria in Food
Letting food sit at room temperature promotes bacterial growth.
Bacteria are always present in food, but in very low numbers unless the food has been contaminated by exposure to any type of waste. Bacteria reproduce two to three times per hour, under ideal conditions. Always refrigerate, then heat foods, if there is any chance of bacteria present.
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Dr. Michael Rupp
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Warmth
In general, keeping food at room temperature for more than 2 hours, allowing food to age so it molds and rots, or cross contamination with other things in the kitchen that have bacteria can promote growth in food.

In brief: Warmth
In general, keeping food at room temperature for more than 2 hours, allowing food to age so it molds and rots, or cross contamination with other things in the kitchen that have bacteria can promote growth in food.
Dr. Michael Rupp
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